An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new Tulane study says. Preelcampsia is a hypertensive disorder that accounts for 14 percent of global maternal deaths annually and affects 5 to 8 percent of all pregnancies. Symptoms may include […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. In an effort to reduce illness and deaths among […]Continue Reading ...
High magnification micrograph of hypertrophic decidual vasculopathy, as seen in pregnancy-induced hypertension. Credit: Wikipedia A collaboration of scientists from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Western Sydney University, have shown that an innovative new type of therapy using small interfering RNAs (siRNA) can temper the symptoms of preeclampsia in […]Continue Reading ...
Preeclampsia affects 5 to 10 percent of all pregnancies — more than 8 million a year worldwide — and claims the lives of 76,000 mothers and a half-million babies each year. The condition causes hypertension and an abnormal amount of protein in the urine, which can lead to organ failure, stroke and brain damage, and […]Continue Reading ...
August 6, 2018 ***We have a former patient willing to discuss their experience with preeclampsia*** Johns Hopkins researchers say a heart imaging study of scores of pregnant women with the most severe and dangerous form of a blood pressure disorder has added to evidence that the condition -; known as preeclampsia -; mainly damages the […]Continue Reading ...
Purdue University researchers are developing an app and wearable technology that will allow pregnant women to use a smartphone to detect whether they have or are susceptible to a preeclampsia, a complication caused by high blood pressure that can cause organ damage and premature birth. The device uses the supine pressor test, which measures whether […]Continue Reading ...
A “preeclampsia screening” metric combining statistical methods plus certain biomarkers improved detection of preeclampsia compared with the standard of care in the United Kingdom, researchers found. Combining certain maternal risk factors with biomarkers, such as mean arterial pressure, uterine artery pulsatility index, serum placental growth factor, and serum pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A, to be able to […]Continue Reading ...
March 14, 2018 New research highlights a more accurate way to screen for preeclampsia in pregnant women than currently recommended methods. Published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, the study challenges the UK’s current guidelines on the management of hypertensive disorders during pregnancy. Preeclampsia (PE) affects approximately 2% to 3% of pregnancies and […]Continue Reading ...
Interleukin-4 supplementation controlled hypertension, inflammation in pregnant preeclamptic rats Boosting the body’s levels of interleukin-4 (IL-4)–an immune system protein that controls inflammation–may help manage the pregnancy complication preeclampsia, according to a new rodent study. The research, published in the American Journal of Physiology–Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, was chosen as an APSselect article for March. […]Continue Reading ...
A study led by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has used a small interfering RNA (siRNA) to reduce preeclampsia symptoms in an animal model. This approach could provide a new way of treating preeclampsia in humans. Hakat | Shutterstock At around 20 weeks of pregnancy, women with preeclampsia develop high blood pressure […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 17, 2018 (American Heart Association) — While preeclampsia puts women at greater risk for stroke and high blood pressure following childbirth, a new study found that the pregnancy-related condition may not predispose them to significant cognitive impairment later in life. Instead, other physical and social risk factors related to the condition may be […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, June 18, 2018 (American Heart Association) — Higher weight gain during pregnancy increases the risk of preeclampsia in women giving birth for the first time, new research shows. The study explored how weight affects preeclampsia, a serious pregnancy condition related to gestational high blood pressure. Ten million women around the world develop preeclampsia each […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Tel Aviv University Preeclampsia, a sudden pregnancy complication that can interfere with the blood flow to the placenta and possibly to the fetus, can lead to low birth weight, prematurity and even death. It is also a leading cause of maternal mortality in the US. A new Tel Aviv University study identifies novel molecular […]Continue Reading ...
Women diagnosed with preeclampsia during pregnancy were significantly more likely to develop high blood pressure, diabetes or high cholesterol within five years compared with women who did not have preeclampsia, in a study being presented at the American College of Cardiology’s 67th Annual Scientific Session. The study is among the first to track outcomes following […]Continue Reading ...
September 12, 2017 Preeclampsia may well completely trade the blood vessels of ladies who revel in the situation right through being pregnant, boosting their lifelong threat for heart problems, in step with Penn State researchers. In a find out about, researchers when put next ladies who had wholesome pregnancies with those who skilled preeclampsia, a […]Continue Reading ...
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