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Jill Durocher

PRE-EMPT (PRE-eclampsia-Eclampsia Monitoring, Prevention and Treatment)

Published
October 4th, 2013
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Preeclampsia
Authors
Bracken, Hillary, von Dadelszen, P., Sawchuck, D., Justus Hofmeyr, G., Magee, L.A., Bracken, H., Mathai, M., Tsigas, E.Z., Teela, K.C., Donnay, F

Preeclampsia is associated with an unacceptable burden of death (maternal, fetal and neonatal), disability and health crises throughout the world. However, it is in low and middle income countries (LMICs) that women, their families and their communities bear a disproportionate risk for developing the life-ending, life-threatening, and life-altering complications of pre-eclampsia; it is believed that over 99% of the estimated 70–80,000 annual maternal and 500,000 annual perinatal pre-eclampsia-related deaths occur in LMICs.

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