English translation: hypertension during pregnancy
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00:44 Apr 3, 2008
German to English translations [PRO] Medical - Medical (general)
German term or phrase:Hypertonie in der Schwangerschaft
can i say "hypertension in the womb/area of the pregnancy..." thanks:)
Explanation: Nicole: Please do not close questions within minutes of asking, the first answer is not always the best one.
Experts discuss potential complications of gestational hypertension, as well as the role of home blood-pressure (BP) monitoring as an adjunct in managing these cases.
Sibai: Hypertensive disorders—specifically chronic hypertension, gestational hypertension, and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia—are the most common medical complications of pregnancy, and remain a major cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity. Differential diagnosis of these conditions is critical (Table 1).1–3 One difficulty encountered in any discussion of these conditions is the lack of consistent terminology. So let’s define our terms.
TABLE 1. Differential Diagnosis
Clinical Finding Chronic Hypertension Gestational Hypertension Pre-eclampsia
Onset of hypertension <20 weeks’ gestation Usually in third trimester ≥20 weeks’ gestation
Degree of hypertension Mild or severe Mild Mild or severe
Proteinuria Absent Absent Usually present
Sodium urate >5.5 mg/dL Rare Absent Present in almost all cases
Hemoconcentration Absent Absent Severe disease
Thrombocytopenia Absent Absent Severe disease
Hepatic dysfunction Absent Absent Severe disease http://www.obgyn.net/femalepatient/femalepatient.asp?page=si...
Hypertension is the most common medical problem encountered during pregnancy, complicating 2-3% of pregnancies. Hypertensive disorders during pregnancy are classified into 4 categories, as recommended by the National High Blood Pressure Education Program Working Group on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy: 1) chronic hypertension, 2) preeclampsia-eclampsia, 3) preeclampsia superimposed on chronic hypertension, and 4) ***gestational hypertension*** (transient hypertension of pregnancy or chronic hypertension identified in the latter half of pregnancy). This terminology is preferred over the older but widely used term PIH (pregnancy-induced hypertension) because it is more precise. http://www.emedicine.com/MED/topic3250.htm
Patricia Daehler United States Local time: 15:59 Specializes in field Native speaker of: German PRO pts in category: 483