Preeclampsia

Narrowing Risk Of Preeclampsia To A Specific Phenotype

Researchers look at preeclampsia when it coincides with type 1 diabetes. By studying patients with elevated lipoproteins, these researchers determined that the diabetic patients with a certain phenotype were at greater risk for preeclampsia. But by...
Related topics: Medical Research, Type 1 Diabetes, Diabetes

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Aha News: A Mineral, A Metal And A Deadly Pregnancy Condition

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Pregnant women with lower concentrations of the trace mineral manganese or higher amounts of the metal cadmium in their blood may be more likely to develop preeclampsia, according to a...

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The High Maternal Death Rate In Resource-limited Countries Could Be Reduced With A Simple...

Research presented today at the 71st AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo shows that a questionnaire-based algorithm predicts the risk of a pregnant woman developing preeclampsia. This method could lower the high maternal death rate in...
Related topics: Medical Research, Algorithms

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Transfusion Reactions Up With Postpartum Blood Transfusion

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 -- Blood transfusions received postpartum are associated with an increased risk for transfusion reactions (TRs), especially among women with preeclampsia, according to a study published online July 31 in Blood Advances. Lars...
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Long-term Diastolic Dysfunction Seen After Early Preeclampsia

TUESDAY, July 23, 2019 -- Women with a history of early or preterm preeclampsia have an increased prevalence of diastolic dysfunction, according to a review published online July 2 in the Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. Archana S....

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Better Outcomes For Moms, Babies With Healthier Wic Foods

(MedPage Today) -- Study suggests "policies to improve maternal nutrition may be an effective strategy to prevent preeclampsia," researchers say
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Preeclampsia Risk May Be Reduced By A Healthy High-fiber Diet

New research suggests that gut bacteria could have an impact on the outcome of pregnancies with a high plant-based fiber diet recommended.
Related topics: Diet, Medical Research, Bacteria

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World Expert Takes Multi-pronged Approach To Improving Preeclampsia Diagnosis And Treatment

Preeclampsia is just as hard to accurately diagnose now as it was 100 years ago, said Baha Sibai, MD, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist with UTHealth. Researchers at McGovern Medical School are looking for ways to change that.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Vitamin D Important For Preeclampsia Prevention

A new study suggests vitamin D may reverse impaired cell interactions in the blood vessels that occur in preeclampsia--a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. The finding is published ahead of print in the American Journal of...
Related topics: Vitamins, Medical Research, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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Rethinking Surrogacy

Kim Kardashian, arguably one of the most famous women in the world, has relied on the work of two surrogates to carry and birth two of her four children, a decision that she made after experiencing common and dangerous complications—preeclampsia...
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Preeclampsia Has Increased Risk For Stroke. Can Aspirin Help?

(MedPage Today) -- Eliza Miller, MD, on a simple approach to managing hypertensive disorders in pregnancy
Related topics: Stroke, Aspirin

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Ptsd Changed How This Physician Cared For Pregnant Women

Appointments with my doctor make me nervous. That’s highly ironic, because I’m a doctor, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist who regularly deals with high-risk pregnancies. But ever since developing preeclampsia during my first pregnancy eight...
Related topics: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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Magnetic Beads Hold Promise As Potential Preeclampsia Tx

(MedPage Today) -- Proof-of-concept study shows beads reduced sFlt-1 in blood of women with preeclampsia
Related topics: Medical Research

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Beyonce Details 'extremely Difficult' & 'unexpected' Pregnancy With Her Twins

Beyonce is giving fans insight into her “extremely difficult pregnancy” with her twins Rumi and Sir in the brand new documentary Homecoming on Netflix. The 37-year-old superstar developed preeclampsia, which causes high blood pressure...
Related topics: Beyoncé, Documentaries, Hypertension, Blood Pressure

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Blood Test Speeds Preeclampsia Diagnosis, Improves Outcomes

Placental growth factor blood test speeds diagnosis of preeclampsia. The National Health Service plans to make the test widely available across the UK. Medscape Medical News
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Preeclampsia Treatment For Mothers Also Benefits Offspring

An estimated six to 15 million people in the US are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate (Viagra) may help protect the cardiovascular...
Related topics: Medical Research, Cardiology

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Simple New Urine Test For Preeclampsia Could Save Many Lives

Pilot study finds new bedside urine test may improve diagnosis of preeclampsia. The Congo Red Dot test is under commercial development with a focus on affordability for use around the world. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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Cancer Imaging Technology Can Help Reveal Life-threatening Pregnancy Disorder

An imaging technique used to detect some forms of cancer can also help detect preeclampsia in pregnancy before it becomes a life-threatening condition, a new study says.
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology, Medical Research

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Better Regulation Of The Immune System May Minimize Preeclampsia Symptoms

Boosting the body's levels of interleukin-4 (IL-4)--an immune system protein that controls inflammation -- may help manage the pregnancy complication preeclampsia, according to a new rodent study.
Related topics: Proteins, Medical Research

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Kenya Moore Kicked Out Of A Restaurant For Changing Her Baby’s Diaper: ‘i Had No Idea’

Kenya Moore of Real Housewives of Atlanta, 48, welcomed her first baby, Brooklyn Doris Daly, in November. Her baby was healthy after Kenya had a medical scare and developed preeclampsia later in her pregnancy and had to get an emergency c-section....

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