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Hyperemesis gravidarum: current perspectives

Authors McCarthy F, Lutomski J, Greene RA

Received 3 March 2014

Accepted for publication 28 April 2014

Published 5 August 2014 Volume 2014:6 Pages 719—725

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/IJWH.S37685

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Fergus P McCarthy,1 Jennifer E Lutomski,2 Richard A Greene2

1The Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research, University College Cork, 2National Perinatal Epidemiology Centre, Cork University Maternity Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland

Abstract: Hyperemesis gravidarum is a complex condition with a multifactorial etiology characterized by severe intractable nausea and vomiting. Despite a high prevalence, studies exploring underlying etiology and treatments are limited. We performed a literature review, focusing on articles published over the last 10 years, to examine current perspectives and recent developments in hyperemesis gravidarum.

Keywords:
hyperemesis gravidarum, nausea, vomiting in pregnancy, pregnancy, antiemetics, adverse pregnancy outcomes

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