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2014-05-19 12:38:55

European Society of Cardiology Cardiologists have discovered biomarkers that can be used to develop a screening test to detect Peripartum Cardiomyopathy (PPCM), a life-threatening disorder that is the primary cause of mortality in pregnant women in developing countries. The results, which can lead to the immediate treatment of PPCM in new mothers and a significant reduction in mortality, were presented at Heart Failure 2014, which opened the World Congress on Acute Heart Failure in Athens...

2012-03-15 05:39:53

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Small for their gestational age, infants account for approximately 10 percent of births, and increased maternal risk for ischemic heart disease in women. Until now, researchers believed any link was due to common genetic or environmental factors or to overall poor health, but a new study is shedding new light. "What we found instead is that pregnancies that produce SGA infants may trigger long-term cardiovascular changes that increase the mothers' risks for heart...

2011-08-02 16:56:53

Apheresis-based treatment reduces elevated levels of placental factor and may prolong pregnancy A novel therapy that reduces elevated blood levels of a potentially toxic protein in women with preeclampsia, a dangerous complication of pregnancy, may someday address the therapeutic dilemma posed by the condition "“ balancing life-threatening risks to the mother with the dangers that early delivery poses to an immature fetus. In a paper receiving online release in the journal Circulation,...

2010-11-04 14:37:52

Novel serum test may help diagnose early pregnancy location and outcome Researchers may have identified a promising novel diagnostic biomarker for ectopic pregnancy, according to a study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). In the western world, deaths from ectopic pregnancy are not common but in the developing world one in ten women who are admitted with an ectopic pregnancy die. An ectopic pregnancy is an abnormal...

2008-08-09 03:00:11

By Gustafsdottir, Sigrun M Wennstrom, Stefan; Fredriksson, Simon; Schallmeiner, Edith; Hamilton, Andrew D; Sebti, Said M; Landegren, Ulf BACKGROUND: Improved methods are required to screen drug candidates for their influences on protein interactions. There is also a compelling need for miniaturization of screening assays, with attendant reductions in reagent consumption and assay costs. METHODS: We used sensitive, miniaturized proximity ligation assays (PLAs) to monitor binding of vascular...


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