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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...

2005-10-31 23:26:20

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Use of assisted reproductive technologies, including ovulation induction and in vitro fertilization (IVF), increases the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes such as placental anomalies and miscarriage, new research shows. However, the good news is that assisted reproduction does not increase the risk of fetal chromosomal or structural abnormalities, according to the report in the medical journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Tracy Shevell, from the...

2005-09-28 12:35:00

NEW YORK -- Women who suffer certain complications during pregnancy apparently run a higher risk of having a stroke later in life, according to findings reported Tuesday at the annual meeting of the American Neurological Association in San Diego, California. Dr. Monique V. Chireau and colleagues at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, used the university's Perinatal and Health Services Outcomes database to investigate a possible link between pregnancy complications and...

2005-09-16 13:45:56

Genes from both the mother and father can trigger pre-eclampsia, finds a study published online by the BMJ today. Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition where abnormally high blood pressure and other disturbances develop in the second half of pregnancy. It occurs in 3-5% of pregnancies and is dangerous for both mother and child. Researchers in Norway used birth registry data to study whether men and women who are born after pre-eclamptic pregnancies pass on this risk to the next generation,...

2005-09-16 10:39:19

By Patricia Reaney LONDON (Reuters) - Genes from both parents can increase the risk of preeclampsia, a serious complication that occurs in about 5 percent of pregnancies, doctors said on Friday. After studying data on 500,000 births, researchers at the University of Bergen found that the mother and father can pass on a susceptibility to their children. "Men and women who were born after preeclamptic pregnancies contribute to increased risk of preeclampsia in the next generation,"...

2004-11-28 03:00:16

Objective: To investigate whether mid-trimester maternal plasma homocysteine concentration is elevated in women who develop pre- eclampsia and in those women identified at high risk by abnormal uterine artery Doppler examination. Methods: This was a multicenter study involving healthy women undergoing screening for preeclampsia by uterine artery Doppler velocimetry at 22-24 weeks' gestation. Abnormal uterine artery Mood flow was defined as a mean pulsatility index (PI) above the 95th...

2004-11-26 03:00:10

Key words: LEPTlN, PRE-ECLAMPSIA, DOPPLER FLOW VELOCIMETRY ABSTRACT Altered Dopplerflow velodmetry of the uterine arteries during the second trimester is correlated with the risk of developing pre- edampsia. Serum levels ofleptin, a protein regulating body weight and secreted by the placenta, are higher in women with severe pre- eclampsia. We investigated whether alterations of uterine arteries' Doppler flow velodmetry during the early second-trimester scan were accompanied by changes in...


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cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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