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Pharmacology
Vol. 16 No 2 | Winter 2014

Pharmacology

Vol. 16 No 2 | Winter 2014


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Pre-eclampsia
BSc, PGDipHSc (Cardiac Rehabilitation), BHB, MBChB.
MBChB (Otago), FRACP

The pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia is incompletely understood, but is related to disturbances in placentation, resulting in generalised inflammation and progressive endothelial damage. Despite advancing knowledge, there is still controversy surrounding the diagnosis, screening, classification of severity and management of pre-eclampsia.

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Endometriosis
MBBS, MRACOG, FRACOG, FRANZCOG

Before any discussion can be had about what is in the ‘drug cupboard’ for endometriosis, it is imperative that we know what and who we are dealing with.

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Recurrent miscarriage

Recurrent miscarriage, or recurrent pregnancy loss (RPL), is an uncommon, but very distressing problem, for couples. Using the definition of three or more consecutive first-trimester pregnancy losses, without a live birth, it is generally estimated that between one and three per cent of women are affected.

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Perinatal mental health
FRANZCOG
MD, FRANZCP, MBBS
MBBS, FRACP, Certified Clinical Geneticist (HGSA)

There is significant morbidity and mortality associated with mental health disorders in pregnancy and the puerperal period. Antenatal anxiety occurs frequently, overlaps with depression and increases the likelihood of postnatal depression.

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MOST VIEWED ARTICLES

Dr Lucy Bates
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Uterotonics and tocolytics
Dr Lucy Bates
Dr John Schibeci
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Prostaglandins
Dr John Schibeci
Dr Graham Tronc
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Endometriosis
Dr Graham Tronc
Dr Heena Lakhdhir
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Hyperemesis gravidarum
Dr Heena Lakhdhir
Prof Steve Robson
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Recurrent miscarriage
Prof Steve Robson