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Managing hyperemesis gravidarum: a multimodal challenge

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, July 2010
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (87th percentile)

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Managing hyperemesis gravidarum: a multimodal challenge
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BMC Medicine, July 2010
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-8-46
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JK Jueckstock, R Kaestner, I Mylonas


Up to 90% of pregnant women experience nausea and vomiting. When prolonged or severe, this is known as hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), which can, in individual cases, be life threatening. In this article the aetiology, diagnosis and treatment strategies will be presented based on a selective literature review. Treatment strategies range from outpatient dietary advice and antiemetic drugs to hospitalization and intravenous (IV) fluid replacement in persistent or severe cases. Alternative methods, such as acupuncture, are not yet evidence based but sometimes have a therapeutic effect.In most cases, the condition is self limiting and subsides by around 20 weeks gestation. More severe forms require medical intervention once other organic causes of nausea and vomiting have been excluded. In addition, a psychosomatic approach is often helpful.In view of its potential complexity, general practitioners and obstetricians should be well informed about HG and therapy should be multimodal.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Indonesia 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 103 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 26 24%
Student > Master 24 22%
Unspecified 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 8%
Other 30 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 65 60%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 12%
Unspecified 11 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 11 10%

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