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Latest HELLP syndrome Stories

2013-08-16 23:22:44

Amanda Wohler offers hope to women in similar conditions in “My Baby’s In a Box?” Ponca City, OK (PRWEB) August 16, 2013 Amanda Rose Wohler had the HELLP (Hemolysis Elevated Liver Enzymes Low Platelet Count) syndrome while she was pregnant, which placed her and her baby’s life in danger. She was at the brink of losing her unborn daughter and did not even know what was happening to her. Several months in the Newborn/Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after her baby was born...

2013-05-07 08:33:02

Illustrated preeclampsia symptoms tear pad now available, already adopted by California healthcare initiative MELBOURNE, Fla., May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Preeclampsia Foundation today released the Illustrated Preeclampsia Symptoms Tear Pad, a patient education tool that was developed in collaboration with health services researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill. The tool effectively informs pregnant women, even those with potentially...

2012-04-09 06:24:13

MELBOURNE, Fla., April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- May is Preeclampsia Awareness Month and to build awareness of preeclampsia, a life-threatening disorder of pregnancy and the post-partum period, thousands of families in 36 cities in the U.S. and Canada are participating in Promise Walks. The Preeclampsia Foundation is holding the Promise Walk for Preeclampsia(TM), now in its third year, to help provide patient support and education, raise public awareness, catalyze research and...

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...

2009-08-05 08:11:23

Inducing a pregnancy at 37 weeks, may be healthier for some women and their babies. About six percent of pregnancies are affected by gestational hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, mild preeclampsia, and other hypertensive disorders. A recent HYPITAT study, found women with these disorders should have their labor induced once they reach 37 weeks, in an effort to reduce death in mother or baby. The study looked at 756 pregnant women in The Netherlands. All of the expectant mothers...

2008-11-06 15:00:28

High blood pressure during pregnancy could be a woman's earliest warning that she is at risk of developing heart disease, Canadian researchers said. Graeme Smith of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, said this type of high blood pressure -- pre-eclampsia -- occurs in 5 percent to 10 percent of all pregnancies. However, most physicians are unaware of the connection between pre-eclampsia and the risk for future cardiovascular problems and fail to follow up with screening tests, Smith...

2007-11-11 03:00:07

By Boren, Todd Reyes, Carlos; Montenegro, Raul; Raimer, Karen Abstract Evan's syndrome is a rare hematological condition defined as immune thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic anemia. We describe herein a case of Evan's syndrome diagnosed in a term pregnancy that was refractory to primary therapeutic options. We also describe current treatment options in pregnancy and briefly discuss the pathophysiology of Evan's syndrome and perinatal outcome. Keywords: Pregnancy, Evan's syndrome,...

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,"...