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2012-02-13 11:13:05

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that elevated levels of cell-free DNA in the first trimester do not predict the subsequent development of preeclampsia. "I wanted to identify if elevated levels of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood early in pregnancy could identify women at risk for the subsequent development of preeclampsia. I found that...

2011-11-14 11:11:35

Mid-pregnancy test predicts late-pregnancy complication; High blood pressure during pregnancy spells trouble later in life Highlights:     A test done mid-pregnancy accurately predicts which women will later develop preeclampsia, a late-pregnancy disorder characterized by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious -- even fatal -- complications for a pregnant woman and her baby.     Women with high...

2011-11-13 02:00:00

Grassroots support is sought for national recognition of life-threatening pregnancy disorder New York, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2011 The Preeclampsia Foundation launched its âœHear Us Nowâ petition drive to declare May âœPreeclampsia Awareness Monthâ tonight at its 7th Annual Saving Grace â“ A Night of Hope and Gratitude gala in New York City, New York. The petition drive aims to secure at least...

2011-11-02 07:00:00

Award Recognizes Companyâs Longstanding Commitment to Preeclampsia Foundationâs Mission New York, NY (PRWEB) November 02, 2011 The Preeclampsia Foundation announced today that Johnson & Johnson is the recipient of its 2011 Hope Award for Outstanding Corporate Partnership, recognizing the significant contribution the company has made to the field of preeclampsia research, education and awareness through a productive collaboration with the Preeclampsia...

2011-11-01 13:50:00

NYC Gala to Spotlight Preeclampsia and Blood Transfusion New York, NY (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Two North American foundations have joined forces to further their respective causes, together. The Preeclampsia Foundation and the Foundation for Americaâs Blood Centers (FABC) are co-hosting this yearâs 7th annual Saving Grace â“ A Night of Hope and Gratitude dinner gala at the Hilton New York on November 12, 2011. Maternal and infant death and other...

2011-10-31 23:29:11

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered that the infiltration of white blood cells into an expectant mother´s blood vessels may explain high blood pressure in pregnancy. The findings could lead to novel avenues of treatment for pregnant women with preeclampsia based on regulation of white blood cells called neutrophilis, their products or their cellular effects. Preeclampsia is one of the most significant health problems in pregnancy and a...

2011-10-11 09:34:41

A battle that brews in the mother's womb between the father's biological goal to produce the biggest, healthiest baby possible vs. the mother's need to live through delivery might help explain preeclampsia, an often deadly disease of pregnancy. The fetus must be big enough to thrive, yet small enough to pass through the birth canal. In a new study, Yale researchers describe the mechanism that keeps these conflicting goals in balance. The findings are published in the October 11, 2011...

Pregnancy Outcomes Can Help Predict Long-term Health In Women
2011-09-14 09:44:13

  The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine looks at pregnancy as a window for future health "A woman's pregnancy outcome can be an indicator of future health conditions," stated George R. Saade, M.D., president of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. Saade gave a compelling presentation to SMFM members on the links between pregnancy outcomes and women's long-term health. He...

2011-08-02 16:56:53

Apheresis-based treatment reduces elevated levels of placental factor and may prolong pregnancy A novel therapy that reduces elevated blood levels of a potentially toxic protein in women with preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy, may someday address the therapeutic dilemma posed by the condition "“ balancing life-threatening risks to the mother with the dangers that early delivery poses to an immature fetus. In a paper receiving online release in the journal Circulation,...


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