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2013-03-08 01:04:34

Measuring relative changes in the number of capillaries under the skin more accurately predicts expectant mom's likelihood of developing preeclampsia Pregnant women who have a reduced number of capillaries under their skin during pregnancy may be at heightened risk for preeclampsia, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers say monitoring such changes in small blood vessels early in pregnancy may allow for...

2013-02-07 12:30:56

Ozone Exposure During First 3 Months Of Pregnancy May Be Key One in every 20 cases of the serious condition of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia, may be linked to increased levels of the air pollutant ozone during the first three months, suggests a large study published in the online journal BMJ Open. Mothers with asthma may be more vulnerable, the findings indicate. Pre-eclampsia is characterised by raised blood pressure and the presence of protein in the urine during pregnancy. It can cause...

2012-10-22 22:35:49

Collaborators at Cottage Health System and UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering have identified biomarkers that may yield a revolutionary diagnostic test for pre-eclampsia, a complex and potentially life-threatening hypertensive condition affecting 5% of pregnancies worldwide. The most common dangerous complication of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia is potentially fatal and often mimics or is confused with other pregnancy-related conditions–such as swelling, gastric pain, and high...

2012-09-05 11:43:34

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have determined that preeclampsia is a significant risk factor for long-term health issues, such as chronic hypertension and hospitalizations later in life. The findings from the retrospective cohort study were just published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. Thousands of women and their babies die or get very sick from preeclampsia; it affects approximately 5 to 8 percent of all pregnancies. It is a rapidly...

2012-05-18 23:04:57

Benefits seen for both mother and baby For pregnant women, including those who are overweight and obese, following a healthy calorie controlled diet during pregnancy is safe and can reduce the risk of serious complications such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes and premature birth, finds a study published on bmj.com today. In the UK, more than half the women of reproductive age are overweight or obese, and across Europe and the US, up to 40% of women gain more than the recommended weight in...

2012-05-09 21:15:16

Data strongly suggests that peripartum cardiomyopathy is a vascular disease Peripartum cardiomyopathy, a form of heart failure that by definition develops late in pregnancy or shortly after delivery, results in a frightening turn of events that can leave new mothers suffering from a lifelong chronic heart condition. Now, a research team led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) has uncovered important new clues behind this dangerous condition, providing the...

2012-03-22 13:43:48

Pregnant women with preeclampsia lack key enzyme Researchers have identified an enzyme linked to pregnancy-induced hypertension — also known as pre-eclampsia — a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure and swelling due to fluid retention. The findings could be used to better screen for — and treat — this condition. Pregnancy-induced hypertension, which occurs in approximately 10 percent of pregnancies, is a major cause of maternal and fetal...


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