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Biomarker Prediction of Preeclampsia With Severe Features
Biomarker Prediction of Preeclampsia With Severe Features

Abstract This Clinical Practice Update provides guidance for the use of a biomarker immunoassay to aid in the risk assessment of certain pregnant women hospitalized for hypertensive disorders for the progression to preeclampsia with severe features. This document updates Practice Bulletin No.... Continue Reading

Postedby Society For Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Date posted04/3/2024


Study Finds that Pregnancy Complications Can Also Affect Child’s Health Later in Life
Study Finds that Pregnancy Complications Can Also Affect Child’s Health Later in Life

National Harbor, MD. ― Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) and gestational diabetes (GDM) are twoof the most common pregnancy complications and put pregnant people at increased risk of developingcardiovascular disease later in life.Now, in a new study to be presented today at the Society for... Continue Reading

Date posted02/12/2024


Prophylactic low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention—quality metric and improvement
Prophylactic low-dose aspirin for preeclampsia prevention—quality metric and improvement

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Date posted11/9/2023


SMFM Special Statement: Quality metric for timely postpartum follow-up after severe hypertension
SMFM Special Statement: Quality metric for timely postpartum follow-up after severe hypertension

Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are a leading cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. Because postpartum exacerbation of severe hypertension is common, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that patients with severe hypertension during the childbirth... Continue Reading

Date posted11/26/2022


Preeclampsia Workshop, 1/25-1/26/2021; Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine + Preeclampsia Foundation
Preeclampsia Workshop, 1/25-1/26/2021; Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine + Preeclampsia Foundation

Preeclampsia is a substantial cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality. The prevalence of this condition has increased over the past several decades.1,2 Additional opportunities are needed to foster interdisciplinary collaborations and improve patient care in the setting of... Continue Reading

Date posted12/15/2021


SOAP Consensus Statement: Neuraxial Procedures in Obstetric Patients w/ Thrombocytopenia
SOAP Consensus Statement: Neuraxial Procedures in Obstetric Patients w/ Thrombocytopenia

Because up to 12% of obstetric patients meet criteria for the diagnosis of thrombocytopenia in pregnancy, it is not infrequent that the anesthesiologist must decide whether to proceed with a neuraxial procedure in an affected patient. Given the potential morbidity associated with general... Continue Reading

Date posted11/27/2021


SMFM Special Statement: Checklist for postpartum discharge of women with hypertensive disorders
SMFM Special Statement: Checklist for postpartum discharge of women with hypertensive disorders

The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine presents a checklist for the postpartum discharge of women with hypertensive disorders and suggests implementation strategies and quality indicators. Download PDF | Original Article TAGS: quality, hypertensive disorders, hypertension CATEGORIES: SMFM... Continue Reading

Date posted12/14/2020


SMFM Consult Series #50: The role of activity restriction in obstetric management
SMFM Consult Series #50: The role of activity restriction in obstetric management

Despite current recommendations against its use, activity restriction remains a common intervention used to prevent preterm birth in multiple clinical settings. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, preterm premature rupture ofmembranes,multiple gestations, vaginal bleeding, short cervical length,... Continue Reading

Date posted12/10/2020


Joint Committee Opinion #743, Low-dose aspirin use during pregnancy
Joint Committee Opinion #743, Low-dose aspirin use during pregnancy

Low-dose aspirin has been used during pregnancy, most commonly to prevent or delay the onset of preeclampsia. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists issued the Hypertension in Pregnancy Task Force Report recommending daily low-dose aspirin beginning in the late first trimester for... Continue Reading

Date posted12/23/2018


ACOG Committee Opinion #736, optimizing postpartum care
ACOG Committee Opinion #736, optimizing postpartum care

ABSTRACT: The weeks following birth are a critical period for a woman and her infant, setting the stage for long-term health and well-being. To optimize the health of women and infants, postpartum care should become an ongoing process, rather than a single encounter, with services and support... Continue Reading

Date posted12/20/2018