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Follow-Up Interviews after Eclampsia

Andersgaard, Alice Beathe; Herbst, Andreas LU ; Johansen, Marianne; Borgstrom, Anna; Bille, Anna Gry and Oian, Pal (2008) In Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation 67(1). p.49-52
Abstract
Background/Aims: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of persisting symptoms 6 months or more after eclampsia. Methods: During a 2-year period (mid-1998 to mid-2000), 210 patients with eclampsia were included in a prospective cohort study of eclampsia in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. One hundred and twenty-three women (59%) were followed up with a structured telephone interview, 6-24 months (median 11) after their eclamptic fit. Results: At the time of follow-up, 63 women (51%) had at least one persistent symptom; 2 patients had severe neurological sequels (hemiparesis and dysarthria), 11% had visual disturbances, 22% had problems concentrating or recalling phone numbers and messages, 18% reported frequent headaches and 10% had... (More)
Background/Aims: The aim of the study was to assess the prevalence of persisting symptoms 6 months or more after eclampsia. Methods: During a 2-year period (mid-1998 to mid-2000), 210 patients with eclampsia were included in a prospective cohort study of eclampsia in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. One hundred and twenty-three women (59%) were followed up with a structured telephone interview, 6-24 months (median 11) after their eclamptic fit. Results: At the time of follow-up, 63 women (51%) had at least one persistent symptom; 2 patients had severe neurological sequels (hemiparesis and dysarthria), 11% had visual disturbances, 22% had problems concentrating or recalling phone numbers and messages, 18% reported frequent headaches and 10% had vertigo or balance problems. Conclusion: Although few women suffered from severe sequels, many women had persisting symptoms following eclampsia indicating a need for follow-up of these patients. A case-control study comparing the health and symptoms between women having suffered from eclampsia and women without this complication may therefore be justified. Copyright (C) 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel (Less)
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Follow-up interviews, Eclampsia, Pre-eclampsia, Post-traumatic stress, Neurological, Headache, Vertigo, sequels, Visual disturbances
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Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
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67
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49 - 52
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Karger
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1423-002X
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10.1159/000161569
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English
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  author       = {Andersgaard, Alice Beathe and Herbst, Andreas and Johansen, Marianne and Borgstrom, Anna and Bille, Anna Gry and Oian, Pal},
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  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {49--52},
  publisher    = {Karger},
  series       = {Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation},
  title        = {Follow-Up Interviews after Eclampsia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000161569},
  volume       = {67},
  year         = {2008},
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