Jessica Tangren, Author at Neurology Advisor

Jessica Tangren

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Pre-eclampsia

Does this patient have pre-eclampsia? How do you diagnose pre-eclampsia? Preeclampsia is defined as the new onset of hypertension (BP > 140/90) and proteinuria (≥ 300 mg protein in a 24-hr urine collection) after 20 weeks of gestational. Hypertension plus other signs such as thrombocytopenia, elevated serum transaminase levels, or systemic organ failure is also…

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Does this pregnant patient have hypertension? How do you diagnose and treat hypertension in a pregnant patient? Hypertension complicates 5-15% of pregnancies. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy are classified as the following: Preexisting hypertension: Systolic pressure >= 140 mmHg and / or diastolic pressure >= 90 prior to pregnancy, present before the 20th week of pregnancy,…

Acute Kidney Injury in Pregnancy

How do you diagnose acute kidney injury in a pregnant patient? Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rare but serious complication of pregnancy. The diagnosis of AKI in pregnancy is the same as in nonpregnant patients. Due to the physiologic increase in GFR during pregnancy, normal serum creatinine level during pregnancy range from 0.4– 0.8mg/dl…

Pregnancy in CKD, ESRD, and transplant recipients

Does this pregnant patient have chronic kidney disease. end-stage renal disease, or has she received a transplant? What should we know about the care of a pregnant patient on chronic dialysis? Most patients on dialysis suffer from amenorrhea and sexual dysfunction: Early menopause is common in women treated with standard three-times per week dialysis regimens.…

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