Latest Eclampsia Stories

2014-09-09 08:33:03

This First-of-its-Kind, Point-of-Care Test Can Detect Preeclampsia in the First Trimester; Addresses the Global Medical Problem Affecting Pregnant Women and Their Babies HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten percent of all pregnant women worldwide develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, a serious medical condition for mother and baby that is potentially life-threatening if not treated early. Medical diagnostics company DiabetOmics announced the development of its new...

Research Identifies Potential Cause Of Preeclampsia
2014-07-17 03:41:34

Nationwide Children's Hospital New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world. The international team, led by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital, discovered that the disease may result from a collection of protein mishaps like those associated with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings, released today by Science Translational Medicine, have...

2014-04-25 09:21:12

Pregnant immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean islands may require increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital. The study, published today in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, assessed the differences in preeclampsia and eclampsia rates among immigrants and native-born women in six high-immigration countries – Australia (Victoria), Canada (Ontario), Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia)...

Pregnant Women With High Risk For Preeclampsia Should Be On Low-Dose Aspirin Regimen: Study
2014-04-08 14:08:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marked by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine, preeclampsia is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. New guidelines released by the US Preventative Services Task Force now recommend that pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia take a steady low dose of aspirin as a preventative measure starting after 12 weeks of pregnancy. High-risk women include those who have a history with the condition,...

2014-02-07 12:54:08

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women. "If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors," said Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., M.H.S., author of the new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal...

2013-11-21 14:19:14

Study shows a relative increase of 322 percent for severe pre-eclampsia A latest study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center reports that pre-eclampsia, characterized by an elevation in the blood pressure and excess protein in the urine of pregnant women, has a 1.5-fold to 2-fold higher incidence in first pregnancies. The condition, which causes complications in approximately 3-6% of all pregnancies, is also associated with high risks...

2013-09-20 11:23:28

Preeclampsia (PE) is a high blood pressure disorder that occurs during pregnancy and which can cause illness or death for the fetus and mother-to-be. There is currently no cure except to deliver the fetus, perhaps prematurely, or remove the placenta, a key organ that binds the pair. Women who smoke during pregnancy have been found to have as much as a 33 percent lower rate of preeclampsia for reasons that are unclear. A new study using an animal model to mimic key effects of PE in humans, and...

Protein Could Indicate Pregnancy Complications In First-Time Mothers
2013-09-03 13:41:23

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have identified a new indicator to help predict whether or not women will be at risk of having pregnancy complications. The team, which published their findings in the journal Molecular and Cellular Proteomics, identified proteins in the blood that could be used to predict whether a woman in her first pregnancy is at increased risk of developing pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a complication where a mother develops high...

2013-08-16 23:22:44

Amanda Wohler offers hope to women in similar conditions in “My Baby’s In a Box?” Ponca City, OK (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Amanda Rose Wohler had the HELLP (Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes Low Platelet Count) syndrome while she was pregnant, which placed her and her baby’s life in danger. She was at the brink of losing her unborn daughter and did not even know what was happening to her. Several months in the Newborn/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after her baby was born...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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