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Potential Cause Of Preeclampsia Identified

Potential Cause Of Preeclampsia Identified

Nationwide Children's Hospital New research has identified a potential cause of and a better diagnostic method for preeclampsia, one of the most deadly and poorly understood pregnancy-related conditions in the world. The international team,...

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2014-07-01 11:23:09

European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology Results from a large case-control study With an ever-ageing female patient population, egg donation is an increasingly common treatment in infertility. ESHRE's own annual reports on fertility treatments in Europe show a rise in egg donation cycles from 15,028 in 2007 to 24,517 in 2010 (to 4.05% of all treatments). This proportion is still some way behind the USA, where egg donation now accounts for around 12% of all treatments....

2014-06-27 18:41:48

Stanford University Medical Center Women who are obese before they become pregnant face an increased risk of delivering a very premature baby, according to a new study of nearly 1 million California births. The findings from the Stanford University School of Medicine provide important clues as to what triggers extremely preterm births, specifically those that occur prior to 28 weeks of pregnancy. The study, published in the July issue of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, found...

2014-06-24 10:08:51

Diabetologia New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes) shows that calcium and vitamin D supplementation improves the metabolic profile of pregnant women with gestational diabetes. The research is by Dr Ahmad Esmaillzadeh, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, and colleagues. Gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), a pregnancy complication, is characterized by carbohydrate intolerance and metabolic disorders....

2014-04-25 09:21:12

Pregnant immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and Caribbean islands may require increased monitoring during pregnancy, according to new research from St. Michael's Hospital. The study, published today in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, assessed the differences in preeclampsia and eclampsia rates among immigrants and native-born women in six high-immigration countries – Australia (Victoria), Canada (Ontario), Denmark, Sweden, Spain (Catalonia and Valencia)...

2014-04-16 11:11:04

Data looked at nearly 800,000 pregnancies across the world Pregnant women with chronic hypertension (high blood pressure) are highly likely to suffer from adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal death, which highlights a need for heightened surveillance, suggests a paper published on bmj.com today. Chronic hypertension complicates between 1-5% of pregnancies, and the problem may be increasing because of changes in the antenatal population. A...

Pregnant Women With High Risk For Preeclampsia Should Be On Low-Dose Aspirin Regimen: Study
2014-04-08 14:08:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Marked by high blood pressure and elevated levels of protein in the urine, preeclampsia is the leading cause of death for pregnant women. New guidelines released by the US Preventative Services Task Force now recommend that pregnant women at high risk for preeclampsia take a steady low dose of aspirin as a preventative measure starting after 12 weeks of pregnancy. High-risk women include those who have a history with the condition,...

2014-02-07 12:54:08

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association scientific statement For the first time, guidelines have been developed for preventing stroke in women. "If you are a woman, you share many of the same risk factors for stroke with men, but your risk is also influenced by hormones, reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth and other sex-related factors," said Cheryl Bushnell, M.D., M.H.S., author of the new scientific statement published in the American Heart Association journal...

2014-02-06 23:22:02

A new study suggests that low vitamin D may increase a woman's risk for preeclampsia. Purity Laboratories is launching a Vitamin D Blood Spot Testing Kit this month, making it easier than ever to check a person's vitamin D levels. Portland, Ore. (PRWEB) February 06, 2014 A study that will be published in Epidemiology has discovered that low vitamin D levels in pregnant women may increase their risk for severe preeclampsia. The study looked at preserved blood samples of 3,703...

Healthy Lifestyle Uncomplicated PRegnancy
2013-11-22 10:19:19

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on Friday revealed that women who maintain a healthy lifestyle before and during pregnancy are more likely to have an uncomplicated pregnancy. In their report, the researchers outlined several lifestyle choices women could make to increase the chance of a healthy pregnancy, including regular fruit intake, maintaining a healthy weight, reducing blood pressure, stopping drug use...

2013-11-21 14:19:14

Study shows a relative increase of 322 percent for severe pre-eclampsia A latest study by researchers at the Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center reports that pre-eclampsia, characterized by an elevation in the blood pressure and excess protein in the urine of pregnant women, has a 1.5-fold to 2-fold higher incidence in first pregnancies. The condition, which causes complications in approximately 3-6% of all pregnancies, is also associated with high risks...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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