PPP083: The Unexpected when you're Expecting with Dr Nisha Khot

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In today's episode, Kristin and Dan are joined by Dr Nisha Khot, obstetrician, educator and RANZCOG counsellor to discuss these common and potentially serious conditions in pregnancy.

We discuss:

  • How we define and diagnose gestational hypertension, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, and the newer category of HELLP syndrome

  • How pregnant womens present with these conditions - typical diagnosis, and new biomarkers

  • Risks factors for these conditions

  • Treatment and prevention options, including the role of aspirin and calcium supplementation

  • Our treatment choices for controlling hypertension in pregnancy

Links from this episode:

Nisha’s twitter profile

The Society of Obstetric Medicines of Australian and NZ’s Guideline for the Management of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Other guidelines from SOMANZ

Summary and Full Text of the MAGPIE trial - demonstrating the benefit of magnesium sulphate in pre-eclampsia

And! Remember that Early Bird Registration for Medicines Management 2019 closes on the 16th of September - not long to go! Register now and save up to $500!

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