A Case Study Preeclampsia

Jun 18th, 2015
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It was my first week of hospital exposure at OB ward of East Avenue Medical Center when I found my prospect patient my case study. For the purpose of confidentiality I will call my prospect, Mrs. Rosanna. She is 23 years of age and presently residing at old capitol with her husband Luis. Mrs. Rosanna was admitted on February 9, 2011 at 10:30 in the morning complaining of epigastric and labor pains. On admission, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 39 5/7 weeks AOG and a BP of 150/90. Definition Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy. In preeclampsia, the woman has dangerously high blood pressure, swelling (edema) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). Blood pressure rises from 140/90 mm Hg to 160/110 mm Hg. High blood pressure is first noted sometime after week 20 of pregnancy and is accompanied by protein in the urine (2g of protein in 24 hour urine or 2+ to 3+ on qualitative examination)

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I.IntroductionIt was my first week of hospital exposure at OB ward of East Avenue Medical Center when I found my prospect patient my case study.For the purpose of confidentiality I will call my prospect, Mrs. Rosanna. She is 23 years of age and presently residing at old capitol with her husband Luis.Mrs. Rosanna was admitted on February 9, 2011 at 10:30 in the morning complaining of epigastric and labor pains. On admission, she was diagnosed with preeclampsia at 39 5/7 weeks AOG and a BP of 150/90.DefinitionPreeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy. In preeclampsia, the woman has dangerously high blood pressure, swelling (edema) and protein in the urine (proteinuria). Blood pressure rises from 140/90 mm Hg to 160/110 mm Hg. High blood pressure is first noted sometime after week 20 of pregnancy and isaccompanied by protein in the urine (2g of protein in 24 hour urine or 2+ to 3+ on qualitative examination)Risk FactorsPreeclampsia is most common among women who have never given birth to a baby (called nulliparas). About 7% of all nulliparas develop preeclampsia.The disease is most common in mothers under the age of 20 or over the age of 35. Other risk factors include poverty, multiple pregnancies (twins, triplets, etc.), pre-existing chronic hypertension or kidney disease, diabetes, excess amniotic fluid, and a condition of the fetus called nonimmune hydrops. The tendency to develop preeclampsia appears to run in families.The daughters and sisters of women who ha

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