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Diuretics and the Treatment of Preeclampsia-Reply

Diuretics and the Treatment of Preeclampsia-Reply Abstract Toxemia is similar to virtually all human hypertension, where vasospasm and increased peripheral resistance is the cause of the hypertension. The contraction in extracellular volume in preeclampsia is similar to what is seen in essential hypertension.1-2 Diuretics have an antihypertensive effect in preeclampsia as in other hypertensive states. In the rare instance where severe hemoconcentration occurs with preeclampsia, one might want to begin therapy with a vasodilator, but, in most instances, diuretics are valuable additions to the therapy. References 1. Assali NS, Vaughn DL: Blood volume in preeclampsia: Fantasy and reality. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1977;129:355-359. 2. Tarazi RC, Dustan HP, Frohlich ED: Relation of plasma to interstitial fluid volume in essential hypertension. Circulation 1969;40:357-366.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

Diuretics and the Treatment of Preeclampsia-Reply

Diuretics and the Treatment of Preeclampsia-Reply

Abstract

Abstract Toxemia is similar to virtually all human hypertension, where vasospasm and increased peripheral resistance is the cause of the hypertension. The contraction in extracellular volume in preeclampsia is similar to what is seen in essential hypertension.1-2 Diuretics have an antihypertensive effect in preeclampsia as in other hypertensive states. In the rare instance where severe hemoconcentration occurs with preeclampsia, one might want to begin therapy with a vasodilator, but, in most...
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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1982 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0003-9926
eISSN
1538-3679
DOI
10.1001/archinte.1982.00340210179035
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Abstract

Abstract Toxemia is similar to virtually all human hypertension, where vasospasm and increased peripheral resistance is the cause of the hypertension. The contraction in extracellular volume in preeclampsia is similar to what is seen in essential hypertension.1-2 Diuretics have an antihypertensive effect in preeclampsia as in other hypertensive states. In the rare instance where severe hemoconcentration occurs with preeclampsia, one might want to begin therapy with a vasodilator, but, in most instances, diuretics are valuable additions to the therapy. References 1. Assali NS, Vaughn DL: Blood volume in preeclampsia: Fantasy and reality. Am J Obstet Gynecol 1977;129:355-359. 2. Tarazi RC, Dustan HP, Frohlich ED: Relation of plasma to interstitial fluid volume in essential hypertension. Circulation 1969;40:357-366.Crossref

Journal

Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1982

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