The Anachronistic Terminology of Gestational Hypertension: Time for a Change

Steven L. Clark, Michael A. Belfort, Gary Hankins

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Abstract

Few conditions in medicine are plagued with as confusing and anachronistic terminology as the clinical variants of pregnancy-induced hypertension and preeclampsia. We propose a simple system of nomenclature that reflects both actual pathophysiology and standard 21st century medical terminology. Such a change would facilitate both rational, evidence-based clinical care, collaboration with other specialties, and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)294-296
Number of pages3
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume126
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 23 2015

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The Anachronistic Terminology of Gestational Hypertension : Time for a Change. / Clark, Steven L.; Belfort, Michael A.; Hankins, Gary.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 126, No. 2, 23.08.2015, p. 294-296.

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Clark, Steven L. ; Belfort, Michael A. ; Hankins, Gary. / The Anachronistic Terminology of Gestational Hypertension : Time for a Change. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2015 ; Vol. 126, No. 2. pp. 294-296.
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