oa South African Medical Journal - Toxaemia of pregnancy treated by abdominal decompression

Volume 39, Issue 39
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



A mechanical approach to the treatment of the toxaemias of pregnancy is being used with the object of improving the placental blood supply, with a possible 'flushing effect' of the placental blood-vessels. The treatment shows promise with regard to the treatment of pure pre-eclampsia, but is not so effective in essential hypertensive and chronic nephritic patients.

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