Managing Eclampsia in a Medical College

Authors

  • LK RC Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Lalitpur
  • S Shrestha Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kohalpur
  • CR Das Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Nepalgunj Medical College, Kohalpur

Keywords:

eclampsia, high blood pressure, magnesium sulphate, preeclampsia

Abstract

Aims: The aim was to analyze patient’s age, gestational age, mode of delivery, types of complication, fetomaternal outcome and prognosis in eclampsia.

Methods: This was a retrospective one year study done at Nepalgunj medical college from June 2009 to May 2010.

Results: Out of 21 (1.11%) eclampsia, nine (42.85%) were <20 years, nine (42.85%) were at term and 15 (71.43%) were primi para. Systolic blood pressure recorded >160 mm Hg in eight (38.10%) and diastolic blood pressure recorded 91-100 mm Hg were nine (42.8%). Antepartum and intrapartum eclampsia were 18 (85.72%) and two (9.52%) respectively. Nine (42.86%) had lower segment cesarean section. Ten (47.62%) babies were alive. All the patients were treated with magnesium sulphate and survived.

Conclusions: Most of the patients in this study were primi para at term pregnancy. Patients were treated with magnesium sulphate that prevented maternal mortality.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/njog.v9i1.11195

NJOG 2014 Jan-Jun; 2(1):74-77

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2014-09-28

How to Cite

RC, L., Shrestha, S., & Das, C. (2014). Managing Eclampsia in a Medical College. Nepal Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 9(1), 74–77. Retrieved from https://www.nepjol.info/index.php/NJOG/article/view/11195

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