HomeRegisterLog inFollow us on facebookFollow us on twitterFollow us on youtubeFollow us on LinkedinFollow us on PintrestContact usFeedback


Share  | 
 

 Management and outcome of consecutive pregnancies complicated by idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
Heidi
Admin1
Admin1
avatar


PostSubject: Management and outcome of consecutive pregnancies complicated by idiopathic intracranial hypertension.   Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:35 pm

Management and outcome of consecutive pregnancies complicated by idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
 

PubMed.gov wrote:
Abstract
BACKGROUND:
The effects of consecutive pregnancies on the course of idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) are unclear in view of the scarce published data.
OBJECTIVES:
To evaluate the course and management of visual and pregnancy outcomes of consecutive pregnancies with IIH.
METHODS:
The medical records of women with IIH in consecutive pregnancies were reviewed for neuro-ophthalmological findings, management, and visual and pregnancy outcomes.
RESULTS:
The study group comprised eight women with at least two consecutive pregnancies (mean age 27.3 +/- 5.3 years). The mean duration of IIH prior to the first pregnancy was 3.4 +/- 3.16 years. One woman with IIH pre-pregnancy symptoms and three women with clinical features of IIH during the second trimester of pregnancy (gestational week 21.7 +/- 4.04) were treated with acetazolamide (250 mg every 8 hours). Symptoms resolved, resulting in uncomplicated first deliveries for all four. The first deliveries of four other women were by caesarean section due to obstetric indications. Only one woman developed symptoms and signs of IIH during her second pregnancy and was thus treated with acetazolamide. Two women who completed three pregnancies had no IIH symptoms during their pregnancies. The course and outcome of those pregnancies were normal.
CONCLUSIONS:
IIH apparently does not worsen or even become symptomatic in consecutive pregnancies. The appropriate management of IIH in pregnant women is similar to management for non-pregnant women; neither the course nor the obstetric outcome of first and consecutive pregnancies is influenced by the presence of IIH.

Back to top Go down
http://www.ihaveiih.com
 

Management and outcome of consecutive pregnancies complicated by idiopathic intracranial hypertension.

View previous topic View next topic Back to top 

 Similar topics

+
Page 1 of 1

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
www.ihaveiih.com :: Recommendations For You ::   :: Articles-
Jump to:  
DISCLAIMER This group is not managed by anyone in the medical profession, but by people who are either affected by, or are closely connected to IIH. Information provided on this site is meant to complement & not replace any advice or information from a health professional, users and members are reminded that medical professionals should always be consulted in all aspects of health needs.
Protected by Copyscape Web Copyright Protection Software
Top Disability Websites
Free forum | © phpBB | Free forum support | Contact | Report an abuse | Free forum