Does immediate postpartum curettage of the endometrium accelerate recovery from preeclampsia–eclampsia? A randomized controlled trial
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To evaluate the effect of immediate postpartum curettage on rapid resolution of clinical and laboratory indices in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia women.
A randomized controlled study, comprised of 420 pre-eclamptic or eclamptic women with singleton pregnancy 24 weeks gestation and more. Patients were divided into two groups: 220 patients underwent immediate postpartum curettage and 200 patients as a control group.
The clinical and laboratory prenatal parameters showed no statistical significant differences between both groups. The follow-up for the postnatal clinical and laboratory data showed significant improvement for the mean arterial blood pressure in the curettage group over 6, 12, and 24 h after delivery and significant improvement in the platelet count as well. The average time required for MAP to reach 105 mmHg or less was significantly shorter (P < 0.05) in the curettage group (40 ± 3.15 h) than the control group (86 ± 5.34 h). Two patients in the curettage group developed convulsions versus 11 patients in the control group within the first 24 h after delivery. No maternal mortalities were reported in both groups.
Immediate postpartum curettage is a safe and effective procedure and can accelerate recovery from pre-eclampsia or eclampsia.
KeywordsPre-eclampsia Eclampsia Curettage Postpartum
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