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2014-09-09 08:33:03

This First-of-its-Kind, Point-of-Care Test Can Detect Preeclampsia in the First Trimester; Addresses the Global Medical Problem Affecting Pregnant Women and Their Babies HILLSBORO, Ore., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten percent of all pregnant women worldwide develop preeclampsia during pregnancy, a serious medical condition for mother and baby that is potentially life-threatening if not treated early. Medical diagnostics company DiabetOmics announced the development of its new...

Research Identifies Potential Cause Of Preeclampsia
2014-07-17 03:41:34

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, led by researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital, discovered that the disease may result from a collection of protein mishaps like those associated with Alzheimer's disease. Their findings, released today by Science Translational Medicine, have...

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)...

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,...

2014-03-27 23:05:00

Mary E. Norton, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA, presented on Emerging Trends in Screening for Aneuploidy. Sarah J. Kilpatrick, MD, PhD, Professor, the Helping Hand of Los Angeles Endowed Chair, and Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Dean for Faculty Development, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, presented on Prevention of Morbidity Associated with Preeclampsia. Glendale, CA (PRWEB) March...

2013-03-08 01:04:34

Measuring relative changes in the number of capillaries under the skin more accurately predicts expectant mom's likelihood of developing preeclampsia Pregnant women who have a reduced number of capillaries under their skin during pregnancy may be at heightened risk for preeclampsia, according to research being presented at the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session. Researchers say monitoring such changes in small blood vessels early in pregnancy may allow for...

2012-09-05 11:43:34

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers have determined that preeclampsia is a significant risk factor for long-term health issues, such as chronic hypertension and hospitalizations later in life. The findings from the retrospective cohort study were just published in the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine. Thousands of women and their babies die or get very sick from preeclampsia; it affects approximately 5 to 8 percent of all pregnancies. It is a rapidly...


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