Expectant management of severe preeclampsia remote from term

S A Friedman, E Schiff, S L Lubarsky, B M Sibai
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynecology 1999, 42 (3): 470-8
Traditionally, preeclamptic women who meet accepted criteria for severe disease are delivered expeditiously, regardless of gestational age. Although delivery is always appropriate therapy for the mother, it may not be optimal for the fetus remote from term. Several recent randomized clinical trials support expectant management of severe preeclampsia remote from term in well-selected patients. We have described our rationale and guidelines for management, which we believe should be performed only at tertiary perinatal centers.

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