• Asthenic syndrome in pregnant women as a manifestation of the long-term effects of previous cranio-cerebral injury: treatment characteristics

Asthenic syndrome in pregnant women as a manifestation of the long-term effects of previous cranio-cerebral injury: treatment characteristics

PERINATOLOGY AND PEDIATRIC. UKRAINE. 2018.3(75):35-39; doi 10.15574/PP.2018.75.35

Limanskaya А. Yu., Naumchyk A. M., Ogorodnyk A. O., Davydova Iu. V.
SI Institute of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology named after academician O. Lukyanova of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv

Objective: to improve the general condition and life quality of pregnant women with cranio-cerebral injury (CCI) in the past medical history.

Materials and methods. There were 18 women with 25–35 gestation weeks who had a history of CCI, with clinical symptoms of asthenic syndrome and cognitive impairment (as a manifestation of long-term effects of CCI) during the current pregnancy. All pregnant women on the recommendation of a neurologist were administered the drug citicoline. The psychoemotional state and life quality indicators were examined using special questionnaires before and after the treatment.

Results and conclusions. Treatment of pregnant women with long-term consequences of CCI requires a comprehensive approach, since such women have significant psych-_emotional and cognitive disorders that are caused by organic brain pathology and potentiated by the presence of pregnancy. The therapy with citicoline helps reducing the severity of cognitive impairment, improves well-being and performance capability.

Key words: cranio-cerebral injury, pregnancy, asthenic syndrome, quality of life.


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Article received: Jun 18, 2018. Accepted for publication: Aug 11, 2018.