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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,...

2011-06-22 16:41:17

In one of the first studies to examine the reasons for the rising number of women delivering their babies by cesarean section, Yale School of Medicine researchers found that while half of the increase was attributable to a rise in repeat cesarean delivery in women with a prior cesarean birth, an equal proportion was due to a rise in first time cesarean delivery. Among these deliveries, factors such as slowly progressing labor and fetal heart rate concerns were the largest contributors. The...

2011-05-23 07:26:21

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study shows a dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins may protect pregnant women from preeclampsia. Preeclampsia affects about 5 percent of women during their first pregnancy. It's a serious condition where moms-to-be experience high blood pressure and other disturbances. Preeclampsia is dangerous for both the mother and the baby. Some believe preeclampsia may be linked to a deficiency in L-arginine -- an amino acid that helps maintain...

2011-05-20 13:05:32

Research: Effect of supplementation during pregnancy with L-arginine and antioxidant vitamins in medical food on pre-eclampsia in high risk population: Randomized controlled trial A dietary supplement containing an amino acid and antioxidant vitamins, given to pregnant women at high risk of pre-eclampsia, can reduce the occurrence of the disease, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop...

2011-05-06 00:00:30

Awareness-building activities are taking place nationwide as Preeclampsia Awareness Month begins. Over half of pregnant woman are not routinely informed about the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia, a life-threatening condition that complicates one in twelve pregnancies. The need for awareness is critical and research has shown that lack of this awareness is devastating. The incidence of infant death is twice as great for women who give birth prematurely, but were not properly educated by...

2011-03-23 03:35:24

Results may lead to test to identify women at risk of this pregnancy-related complication Scientists have discovered genetic defects that appear to predispose women to a common pregnancy-related medical problem called preeclampsia that can threaten the life of both baby and mother. Lead investigator Jane Salmon, M.D., a rheumatologist and senior scientist at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, and colleagues uncovered genetic mutations in women with the autoimmune diseases...

2011-03-23 03:34:00

Research opens door to treatment for preeclampsia Scientists have identified genetic errors in women with autoimmune diseases that increase the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs in 10 percent of all pregnancies. The researchers also found the same mutations in some women with preeclampsia who don't have underlying autoimmune diseases. Their findings provide genetic targets for new treatments and suggest that screening tests could one day identify women...

2011-03-22 23:23:24

Specific genetic mutations in women with autoimmune diseases are associated with preeclampsia"”a common pregnancy-related problem that can threaten the health of both baby and mother. Furthermore, investigation of these specific genetic mutations has revealed an association between similar mutations and preeclampsia in women without any underlying autoimmune disease. These are the findings of a study by Jane Salmon a rheumatologist from Hospital for Special Surgery, New York, USA, and...

2011-02-15 16:34:32

Practical medical advice that works in the "real world" may more effectively prevent cardiovascular disease in women than recommendations based only on findings in clinical research settings, according to the 2011 update to the American Heart Association's cardiovascular disease prevention guidelines for women. First published in 1999, the guidelines until now have been primarily based on findings observed in clinical research. That alone often doesn't consider the personal and socioeconomic...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • 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.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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