Latest Eclampsia Stories

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...

2010-09-13 15:00:00

Study highlights: -- Researchers identified 14 new markers that could identify in early pregnancy who may be at risk of developing preeclampsia in later pregnancy. -- Preeclampsia is a life-threatening condition characterized by high blood pressure and high levels of protein in the urine. -- In the United States and in the developed world, preeclampsia affects from 4 percent to 5 percent of pregnant women, but may reach 10 percent in the developing world. DALLAS, Sept. 13...

2010-06-17 08:28:31

University of Michigan and NIH scientists find a biological mechanism to explain the phenomenon During pregnancy, many women experience remission of autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and uveitis. Now, scientists have described a biological mechanism responsible for changes in the immune system that helps to explain the remission. The expression of an enzyme known as pyruvate kinase is reduced in immune cells in pregnant women compared to non-pregnant women, according to Howard R....

2010-04-21 17:40:00

A new study has found evidence that women who smoke during pregnancy have a lower risk of a complication called preeclampsia. Researchers say that the results do not detract from the importance of women quitting the habit before they try to become pregnant. Smoking during pregnancy is linked to increased risks of miscarriage, low birth weight and other pregnancy complications. However, Dr. Anna-Karin Wikstrom, the lead researcher on the study, said if researchers can gain a better...

2010-04-15 07:37:24

May help in diagnosis and prevention of complications Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that epigenetic marks on human placentas change from the first trimester of pregnancy to the third, a discovery that may allow clinicians to prevent complications in pregnancy. The finding marks a dramatic departure from the prevailing opinion that epigenetic programming is permanently established 12 weeks after fertilization. Published in the April issue of the American Journal of...

2010-04-08 09:14:02

Taking vitamin C and E supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network. The supplements notably failed to reduce the risk of preeclampsia, a potentially fatal form of hypertension in pregnancy. The findings are in contrast to suggestions in some previous small studies that the vitamins could reduce the risk of...

2010-02-09 15:25:00

Loyola specialists find increase may be tied to common complication of premature birth Cerebral palsy (CP) has increased in infants born prematurely in the United States, according to data presented by researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These findings were reported at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago. They also were published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers reported that...

2010-02-04 15:19:31

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have developed a simple urine test to rapidly predict and diagnose preeclampsia, a common, but serious hypertensive complication of pregnancy. Dubbed the "Congo Red Dot Test" by the research team, the test accurately predicted preeclampsia in a study of 347 pregnant women, allowing health care providers to offer better preventive care to pregnant women. The research will be presented February 4 at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Maternal...

2009-11-18 14:06:38

Research: Pre-eclampsia, soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1, and the risk of reduced thyroid function: Nested case-control and population-based study Women who develop pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are more likely than other women to have reduced thyroid function (hypothyroidism), finds a study published on bmj.com today. It may also put women at a greater risk of thyroid problems later in life. Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances...

2009-11-18 13:55:53

Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life, report a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The analysis combined two separate studies which each suggested a link between preeclampsia and reduced thyroid function. In the first study, women who developed preeclampsia were more likely to have slightly reduced thyroid functioning during the last weeks...

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