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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. 2017. Preeclampsia: Screening. Rockville, MD: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force,

Annotation: This resource presents the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation on screening for preeclampsia in pregnant women with blood pressure measurements throughout pregnancy. The recommendation statement; supporting documents, including the research plan, evidence review, evidence summary, clinical summary; and related information for health professionals.

Contact: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, 540 Gaither Road, Rockville, MD 20850, Telephone: (301) 427-1584 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Childbirth, Evidence based medicine, Hospitals, Preeclampsia, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Pregnant women, Prenatal care, Reproductive health, Screening, Women's health

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National High Blood Pressure Education Program. 2000. Working group report on high blood pressure in pregnancy. (Rev. ed.). Bethesda, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report provides guidance to the practicing physician in 1) managing hypertensive patients who become pregnant and 2) managing pregnant patients who become hypertensive. This report updates the 1990 National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group Report on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy. It expands on recommendations made in the 6th Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure (JNC v1). Sections of the report are devoted to classification of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; pathology and pathophysiology; differential diagnoses; chronic hypertension in pregnancy; preeclampsia; postpartum counseling and followup; and recommendations for future research. The section on management of hypertension in pregnancy contains recommendations on diet, alcohol and tobacco use, and lactation.

Keywords: Pregnancy complications, Pregnancy induced hypertension, Professional education


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