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2008-08-07 09:01:05

Miraculins Inc. (TSX VENTURE: MOM), a medical diagnostic company focused on developing and commercializing diagnostic tests for unmet clinical needs is pleased to announce that it has signed a term sheet with Mount Sinai Hospital to acquire a portfolio of biomarkers for use in developing diagnostic assays for the early detection of preeclampsia, a disease of growing incidence and the leading cause of maternal and prenatal deaths worldwide. Preeclampsia is a devastating disease of pregnancy...

2008-07-28 12:00:23

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: Michele Kling of March of Dimes, +1-914-997-4613 Team Supported by March of Dimes Publishes Findings in Nature Medicine WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.,July 28/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a new March of Dimes-funded study of pre-eclampsia, a serious and potentially deadly disorder that affects about 5 percent of pregnancies, researchers have found results in mice that may have important implications for diagnosis and treatment in humans. Yang Xia, M.D., Ph.D., and...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Women who increase their daily intake of diary fiber during the first trimester of pregnancy could reduce their risk of preeclampsia, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from the Swedish Medical Center in Seattle assessed eating habits of 1,538 pregnant women before conception and during the first trimester, said the American Journal of Hypertension, which posted the study Thursday on its Web site. Results indicated women who had diets high in total fiber - more than 21.2 grams a day -...

2007-11-11 03:00:08

By Berkley, Eliza Meng, Chen; Rayburn, William F Abstract Objective. To assess the efficiency of labor induction using low dose misoprostol for cervical ripening among nulliparous patients with severe preeclampsia. Methods. This retrospective investigation involved cases gathered from our perinatal database for nulliparous women with severe preeclampsia delivering singleton gestations between January 2002 and May 2006. After a review of 229 hospital records, we selected only those cases...

2006-05-01 12:20:00

NEW YORK -- Women who gain weight between pregnancies have an increased risk of developing recurrent disorders marked by high blood pressure in a second pregnancy, researchers from Iceland report. Dr. Sigrun Hjartardottir of Landspitali University Hospital in Reykjavik and colleagues looked at the medical records of 869 women who developed what doctor's call a "hypertensive disorder of pregnancy" (HDP) in their first pregnancy. All had of them delivered at least two singleton infants. They...

2006-04-18 12:52:06

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia -- a condition that includes abnormally high blood pressure -- are known to run the risk of having a stroke during pregnancy, but researchers at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now report that preeclampsia is also a risk factor for stroke in the future. Dr. David W. Brown and colleagues in Atlanta used data from the Stroke Prevention in Young Women Study to assess the association of preclampsia with...

2006-03-30 14:20:35

LONDON (Reuters) - High doses of vitamin supplements do not reduce the incidence of pre-eclampsia in women who have a high risk of the pregnancy complication, scientists said on Thursday. Pre-eclampsia, which causes dangerously high blood pressure, occurs in 2-3 percent of pregnancies. Earlier research had suggested that high dose supplements of vitamin C and E could reduce the odds of the problem. But scientists at King's College in London said their study showed they did not...

2006-03-27 18:05:00

LONDON (Reuters) - Hemorrhage and high blood pressure are the leading causes of maternal deaths in poor countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America, according to research published on Tuesday. Each year about 8 million women suffer pregnancy-related complications and over half a million die, but many of the deaths could be prevented, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). "In our analysis of joint causes of death, hemorrhage was the leading cause of maternal deaths in Africa and...

2006-01-25 12:29:55

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who develop preeclampsia and who have a low birth weight infant appear to have an increased risk of later kidney problems, according to an online report in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The risk of kidney disease is highest in women with both factors. Preeclampsia is a complication of pregnancy characterized by elevated blood pressure and protein in the urine that occurs after the 20th week. "It is well known that...

2005-11-17 19:04:34

LONDON (Reuters) - Women who suffer certain complications during pregnancy are more likely to develop premature cardiovascular disease, according to a study published on Friday. Scientists at the University of Toronto in Canada said expectant mothers with maternal placental syndrome, which includes pre-eclampsia or high blood pressure during pregnancy, had double the risk of developing early cardiovascular disease. The odds increased further if their infant's growth was restricted...