Marie R. Baldisseri, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Marie R. Baldisseri

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Postpartum Hemorrhage

Primary Postpartum Hemorrhage (PPH) Synonym Postpartum hemorrhagic shock 1. Description of the problem PPH is described as excessive bleeding after 20 weeks of gestation — that is, greater than 500 mL for a vaginal delivery and greater than 1 liter for a cesarean delivery. PPH is defined as occurring within 24 hours after a vaginal…

Endocrine disorders of pregnancy: Gestational diabetes mellitus, Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy, Acute adrenal crisis in pregnancy, Cushing's syndrome in pregnancy, Hypothyroidism in pregnancy

Related conditions: Gestational diabetes mellitus Diabetic ketoacidosis in pregnancy Acute adrenal crisis in pregnancy Cushing’s syndrome in pregnancy Hypothyroidism in pregnancy 1. Description of the problem Altered metabolic homeostasis in pregnancy allows for the natural growth and development of the fetus and placenta. However, these adaptive metabolic changes add a level of complexity to the…

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy include: Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension Essential Chronic Hypertension Preeclampsia Eclampsia Other causes Renal artery stenosis Coarctation of the aorta Pheochromocytoma Cushing’s syndrome Primary aldosteronism (Conn’s syndrome) Related conditions: Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension – PIH; Gestational hypertension without proteinuria; Preeclampsia – Toxemia; Gestational hypertension with proteinuria 1. Description of the problem What every physician needs to…

Trauma in a pregnant patient

Trauma in Pregnancy 1. Description of the problem What every clinician should know Although diagnostic modalities and treatment priorities and options are similar for pregnant women with trauma, examination of the pregnant woman with chest and/or abdominal trauma will be complicated by the presence of a large gravid uterus. Initial assessment and resuscitation of the…

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