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Randomised controlled trial
Immediate preterm delivery for pregnancy hypertension increases risk of neonatal respiratory distress
  1. Rita J Nutt
  1. Department of Nursing, Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Rita J Nutt, Department of Nursing, Salisbury University, 1101 Camden Ave, Devilbiss Hall 210, Salisbury, MD 21801, USA; rjnutt{at}salisbury.edu

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Implications for practice and research

  • Study findings may change current management patterns for mild hypertensive patients, necessitating an increase in antepartum rooms for expectant management.

  • Replication of this study is needed to enhance the body of evidence and further validate the findings.

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Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy are on the rise and continue to be a leading cause of maternal and infant morbidity and mortality worldwide.1 Management of these disorders in preterm gestations is complicated by the need to balance the wellbeing of both mother and neonate. Immediate delivery likely reduces the risk of adverse maternal outcomes …

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