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The Influence of Fluid Management on Outcomes in Preeclampsia

A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Pretorius, T.; van Rensburg, G.; Dyer, R.A.; Biccard, B.M.

Obstetric Anesthesia Digest: March 2019 - Volume 39 - Issue 1 - p 9–10
doi: 10.1097/01.aoa.0000552880.99491.a4
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One of the leading causes of maternal mortality is complications due to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Many guidelines for severe preeclampsia advocate a restrictive approach to fluid management; however, data to support these recommendations are limited. This systematic review and meta-analysis was undertaken to update the evidence regarding the effect of fluid management in preeclampsia on patient outcomes.

Department of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Groote Schuur Hospital, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

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