Jocelyn Wertz

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Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia and Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension

I. What Every Physician Needs to Know. Pre-eclampsia is a syndrome of unknown etiology complicating human pregnancy. It is characterized by the new onset of hypertension and proteinuria after 20 weeks gestation and may involve multiple organ systems. While severe pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are uncommon, they can be catastrophic and are one of the leading…

HIV in pregnancy

HIV in pregnancy I. What Every Physician Needs to Know Most women infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are in their reproductive years and the majority of the disease is acquired via heterosexual transmission. In the United States, approximately 6,000 women infected with HIV give birth every year. HIV infection can be transmitted from mother…

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