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Lecture Overview

Join obstetric medicine physician and haematologist, Dr Briony Cutts, for an essential overview of HELLP syndrome. Characterised by haemolysis, elevated liver enzyme levels, and low platelet levels, this concise lecture will draw on a recent case presentation to cover the signs and symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis and management of this condition.


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Briony Cutts

Dr Briony Cutts is an obstetric medicine physician and haematologist who completed her fellowship in 2012. She worked as a fellow at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. She works at several major Melbourne metropolitan teaching hospitals including the Royal Women’s, Box Hill, and Sunshine hospitals and is actively involved in research and teaching haematology and obstetric medicine to physicians, pathology and obstetric trainees, obstetricians, gynaecologists, and midwives. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at conferences both nationally and internationally. See Educator Profile


19 Total Rating(s)
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Caroline Jenkins
19 Nov 2019

very interesting and informative

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Madonna Mead
06 Oct 2019

A very informative lecture with updated information, reinforcing of existing knowledge and practice. With demographics constantly changing within the birthing group new knowledge is imperative for safe care. A good basic explanation of HELLP syndrome as well which assists in a better understanding of a very complex disease process.

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Kathryn O'mara
29 Aug 2019

Great speaker who covered all relevant topics related to HELLP.

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jennifer Brown
24 Aug 2019

This was a very educational and highly informative lecture and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Bronwen Roberts
22 Aug 2019

Found it very interesting, especially some of the changes in management,I experienced HELLP 19 years ago in my first pregnancy. Admitted at 29/40 , stabilised and delivered at 31/40. The epigastric pain I experienced before diagnosis was excruciating. I always have felt fortunate that I had prepregnancy counselling before my second pregnancy with both obstetrician and obstetric physician who cared for me when I had HELLP. This helped me go forward into a second pregnancy with a plan . I subsequently had twins at 36/40 after a relatively uneventful but highly monitored pregnancy.

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Joan McAlpine
16 Aug 2019

At times the bloods for differential diagnosis was complicated, however,once you have seen HELLP in a clinical setting from diagnosis it makes sense. I really enjoyed the complexity of the information and appreciated the educators knowledge and use of evidence.

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June Andrew
16 Aug 2019

Found it generally very helpful but got a little confused when presenter talking about some of the blood test.

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Maureen Habner
09 Aug 2019


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Emma Lewis
09 Aug 2019

Great review of HELLP

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Pam Stuart-hensley
24 Jul 2019

Interesting topic which I watched more from a personal approach as I had HELLP with my first pregnancy with twins 26 years ago. It was so rare back then that a major maternity hospital in Brisbane had not encountered it before. I cannot recall having the RUQ pain though....