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  • Disease

    Eclampsia

    Preeclampsia is the development of swelling, elevated blood pressure, sudden and rapid weight gain and protein in the urine during pregnancy. The exact cause is unknown, but it occurs in approximately 5% of the population.

    Eclampsia is (convulsions) in a pregnant woman. These seizures are not related to an existing brain condition.

  • Disease

    Ectopic pregnancy

    External structures of the female reproductive anatomy include the labium minora and majora, the vagina and the clitoris. Internal structures include the uterus, ovaries and cervix.

    An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside the womb (uterus). It is life-threatening to the mother.

  • Special Topic

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

    ECMO

    Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a treatment that uses a pump to circulate blood through an artificial lung back into the bloodstream of a very ill baby. This system provides heart-lung bypass support outside of the baby’s body. It may help support a very ill child who is awaiting ...