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Souza_Choice of Anticonvulsants in Management of PEE

Souza_Choice of Anticonvulsants in Management of PEE

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João Paulo de Souza (WHO)
João Paulo de Souza (WHO)

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Published by: Dhaka2012 on May 05, 2012
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Choice of Anticonvulsant for Preventionand Management of Eclamptic Seizures
J.P. Souza
Medical Officer, Maternal and Perinatal Health UnitDepartment of Reproductive Health and ResearchWorld Health OrganizationGeneva, Switzerland
PE/E accounts for significant maternal and perinatalmorbidity and mortality particularly in the developingcountries
Stopping the progression of PE to E is key to improvingoutcome
Making the right choice of anticonvulsant is important foroptimal care
Substandard care in management persists despiteoverwhelming evidence on effective interventions
Anticonvulsants for PE/E: magnesium sulfate
First introduced for eclampsia in the 1920s
Not a traditional anticonvulsant
Mechanism of action is poorly understood
Dosage regimens have evolved over the years
Side effects:
Common: flushing  

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