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Table 5 Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia case management observed on assessment day

From: Quality of care in early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in health facilities in Afghanistan

Number Severe pre-eclampsia n = 18 Eclampsia n = 11 Total n = 29
Checking blood pressure (BP)
 Blood pressure checked 18 10 28
 Unknown 0 1 1
Checking proteinuria
 Proteinuria checked 17 9 26
 Unknown 1 2 3
Anticonvulsant therapy
 Administration of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) loading dose
  MgSO4 loading dose administered correctly 10 7 17
  MgSO4 loading dose administered incorrectly 5 3 8
  Received a loading dose MgSO4 without indication
  Insufficient data to determine if loading dose was administered correctly 3 1 4
Administration of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) maintenance dose
 MgSO4 maintenance dose administered correctly 7 5 12
 MgSO4 maintenance dose administered incorrectly 7 4 11
 Insufficient data to determine if maintenance dose was administered correctly 4 2 6
Antihypertensive therapy
 Administration of antihypertensive drugs
  Antihypertensive drug(s) administered 13 7 20
  Antihypertensive drug(s) not administered 5 3 8
  Unknown 0 1 1