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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...

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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...

2013-07-29 16:25:24

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., July 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics, Inc. (APT), a private company developing the first medical device specifically designed to treat preeclampsia, is happy to announce the appointment of its first scientific advisor: Nihar Nayak, PhD, DVM. Dr. Nayak brings to the table over 16 years of research experience and a passion for the development of novel products to treat preeclampsia. Dr. Nayak is an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and...

2013-05-22 20:22:19

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Advanced Prenatal Therapeutics (APT), a privately held company, is developing a medical device that will help alleviate the high blood pressure and other symptoms associated with preeclampsia. APT's targeted apheresis cartridge is expected to be the first medical device specifically designed to treat preeclampsia, a leading cause of maternal and fetal death. Every year, preeclampsia affects approximately 300,000 pregnant women in the United...

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...

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...

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...

2012-02-22 09:20:00

Seven Scientists Aim to Make Strides in Predicting and Preventing Preterm Birth WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the help of funding from the March of Dimes, researchers from five states and Canada are seeking answers to questions such as how cellular-level processes that control uterine muscles may affect preterm labor, the causes of preeclampsia, and how air pollution may affect pregnancy and preterm birth - all with the goal of preventing...

2012-02-18 01:42:17

If you develop pregnancy-related hypertensive disorders or diabetes, you may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, according to research in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association. "We wanted to learn about possible explanations as to why women with pregnancy complications tend to have more heart disease later in life," said Abigail Fraser, M.P.H., Ph.D., School of Social and Community Medicine at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom....

2011-11-14 11:11:35

Mid-pregnancy test predicts late-pregnancy complication; High blood pressure during pregnancy spells trouble later in life Highlights:     A test done mid-pregnancy accurately predicts which women will later develop preeclampsia, a late-pregnancy disorder characterized by high blood pressure and excess protein in the urine. Left untreated, preeclampsia can lead to serious -- even fatal -- complications for a pregnant woman and her baby.     Women with high...