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2011-01-24 15:43:02

Women who have become pregnant after egg donation should be categorized as high-risk patients. Why that is the case, and which consequences egg donation may have for women is the subject of a review article by Ulrich Pecks and co-authors from the University Hospital Aachen in the current issue of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl In 2011; 108[3]: 23-31). The authors support their assessment with data from recent publications and with a case series...

2011-01-04 14:21:06

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have found that a significant increase of an enzyme in the blood vessels of pregnant women with preeclampsia may explain some of the symptoms associated with the condition, including hypertension, swelling and protein in the urine. The findings could lead to a treatment for pregnant women with preeclampsia, which is one of the most significant health problems in pregnancy and a leading cause worldwide of both premature delivery...

2010-12-03 19:49:00

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- While periodontitis is one of the most common diseases in the world, most people are unaware of the damage that it causes until it is too late. Research studies have shown that chronic and ongoing periodontitis infections correlate with a number of negative health effects, including increased chances of stroke, high blood pressure, heart problems, fertility problems and more. Pre-eclampsia is a potentially life threatening condition that affects...

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2010-11-26 11:57:21

A new study suggests that women who use donated eggs to get pregnant by in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be more at risk for a potentially dangerous complication than women who use traditional IVF methods. Women who use IVF -- in which an egg is fertilized outside the body, then implanted into a woman's uterus -- are already believed to be at an increased risk for preeclampsia -- a condition that occurs when a woman's blood pressure rises during her second or third trimester and her...

2010-10-27 10:03:38

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Genetic factors increase susceptibility of pregnancy disorders, such as miscarriage, preeclampsia, and fetal growth restriction. These disorders are detrimental to both baby and mother, but with better understanding of the genetics involved these problems could be solved. A successful pregnancy begins with the invasion of the lining of the uterus by fetal cells, called trophoblasts, which become the main cell type of the placenta. Inadequate trophoblast invasion of the...

2010-10-12 10:30:00

BALTIMORE, Oct. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego, a global health non-profit and Johns Hopkins University affiliate working to prevent the needless deaths of women and families, is among the first recipients of a U.S. innovation award for work in the developing world. Jhpiego received a Development Innovation Venture grant of $100,000 to continue its work in developing an inexpensive and reliable self-test for early detection of pre-eclampsia in pregnant women, the U.S. Agency for...

2010-10-08 01:32:21

Scientists have discovered a mechanism which raises blood pressure in pre-eclampsia, a potentially deadly condition which occurs during pregnancy. After 20 years of research, scientists from the University of Cambridge have now cracked the first step in the main process that controls blood pressure. Their findings, published today in the journal Nature, are likely to have significant implications for the treatment of pre-eclampsia as well as high blood pressure (also known as hypertension)....

2010-10-04 13:15:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Getting too little or not enough sleep in early pregnancy is linked to having high blood pressure in the third trimester. It's called preeclampsia, and it can be deadly to the mother and baby. It can keep the baby from getting enough blood and oxygen and can harm the mother's liver, kidney, and brain. This study suggests having proper sleep habits at the beginning of pregnancy helps in keeping blood pressure down and keeping preeclampsia away. Results show...

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2010-09-14 09:40:00

A team of researchers say they have discovered a way to predict whether or not an expectant mother will develop a condition known as preeclampsia, which can threaten the lives of both the woman and her unborn child but often cannot be detected until late in a pregnancy. The study, which appears in the American Heart Association (AHA) journal Hypertension and was led by Obstetrics and Gynecology Professor Louise C. Kenny of Ireland's University College Cork (UCC), discovered 14 metabolites...

2010-09-14 08:59:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- New research may tell a woman whether she is at risk for a life-threatening condition early in her pregnancy. Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal death and is characterized by high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine. It is thought to begin in early pregnancy, but symptoms typically do not surface until the second half of pregnancy. "Everything we know about this condition suggests women do not become sick and present with preeclampsia until...


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