oa South African Medical Journal - Toxaemia of pregnancy treated by abdominal decompression
|Article Title||Toxaemia of pregnancy treated by abdominal decompression|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 Departmetn of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Oct 1965|
|Pages||960 - 962|
|Keyword(s)||Abdominal decompression, Obstetrics and gynaecology, Response to therapy, Toxaemia of pregnancy and Treatment|
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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