Letters Clinical risk factors for pre-eclampsia determined in early pregnancy

Pre-eclampsia paper raises dilemma for clinicians starting aspirin in high risk women

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3403 (Published 22 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3403
  1. Junaid Rafi, associate specialist doctor in obstetrics and gynaecology1
  1. 1Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, Ipswich IP4 5PD, UK
  1. drjunaidrafi{at}hotmail.com

Bartsch and colleagues present a high impact paper quantifying the risk factors for pre-eclampsia.1 It will be useful in formulating guidelines for clinicians and especially community midwives in the UK to start aspirin at the booking appointment because, by the time a woman is seen in the antenatal clinic, it’s too …

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