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- Eclampsia is defined by new-onset grand mal seizures in a woman with preeclampsia.
- Stop the seizure: magnesium sulfate 6 gm IV bolus is preferred treatment; other choices include benzodiazepines or barbiturates
- Evaluate airway, breathing, circulation.
- Preeclampsia is defined by
- Onset after 20 weeks’ gestation
- Hypertension: >140 systolic or 90 diastolic
- Proteinuria: 1+ on dipstick or 300 mg/24 hours
- Severe preeclampsia (presence of any of the following)
- Hypertension: >160 systolic or 110 diastolic
- Proteinuria: 3+ on dipstick or >5 gm/24 hours
- Oliguria: <500 cc/24 hours
- Cerebral or visual disturbances
- Pulmonary edema
- Epigastric or RUQ pain
- Elevated liver enzymes
- Fetal growth restriction
- Evaluate and/or monitor fetus.