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Preeclampsia News (16 articles)



Mom’s High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy Could Affect Child’s IQ in Old Age

MINNEAPOLIS – New research suggests that a mother’s high blood pressure during pregnancy may have an effect on her child’s thinking skills all the way into old age. The study is published in the October 3, 2012, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of...

Published on 4 October 2012, 02:05


Researchers Make Breakthrough in the cause of Premature Birth

A significant breakthrough on why women go into labour early or develop the disease  pre-eclampsia has been made by scientists. The discovery concerning the conditions which threaten the life of both the newborn baby and the mother was made by researchers at the Trinity Biomedical...

Published on 29 May 2012, 07:42


Pilot Study Suggests New Approach To Treat Preeclampsia

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...

Published on 2 August 2011, 15:16


Researchers report two advances against preeclampsia

Preeclampsia, a sudden-onset and sometimes fatal prenatal disease, may strike up to 8 percent of pregnant women worldwide. Researchers have now developed a dependable pregnancy-specific animal model for laboratory testing and may have a predictive test that would allow early intervention. The...

Published on 15 October 2010, 06:18


Weight-Loss Surgery Significantly Reduces Risk of Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Obese women who have bariatric surgery before getting pregnant are at significantly lower risk for developing dangerous hypertensive disorders during pregnancy than those who don’t, according to a study of medical insurance records by Johns Hopkins experts.Hypertensive disorders in pregnancy...

Published on 14 April 2010, 04:33


Vitamin C and E Supplements Do Not Reduce Risk for Blood Pressure Disorders of Pregnancy

Taking vitamin C and E supplements starting in early pregnancy does not reduce the risk for the hypertensive disorders and their complications that occur during pregnancy, according to a study by a National Institutes of Health research network.The supplements notably failed to reduce the risk of...

Published on 8 April 2010, 08:57


Healthier outlook for expectant mothers

Researchers in Sydney have made a scientific breakthrough concerning preeclampsia, an age-old condition that has troubled expectant mothers for years. The discovery reinforces the startling theory that preeclampsia might involve the rejection of the fetus by its mother’s immune...

Published on 2 December 2009, 08:44


High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy May Set Stage for Thyroid Problems Later

Scientists have found that a history of preeclampsia -- dangerously high blood pressure and a suite of other symptoms that complicate some pregnancies – can dramatically increase the likelihood that a woman will experience low thyroid function later in life.The research, by Howard Hughes...

Published on 20 November 2009, 17:00


Study Finds Link Between Preeclampsia and Reduced Thyroid Function

Women who experience preeclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, may have an increased risk for reduced thyroid functioning later in life, report a team of researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The analysis combined two separate studies which...

Published on 18 November 2009, 08:27


Pregnancy Complications are a Stress Test for Future Maternal Health and Pregnancies

New Haven, Conn. — Predicting whether pregnancy complications affect long-term maternal health as well as future pregnancies is at the heart of two studies conducted by researchers in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine.The first...

Published on 7 July 2009, 18:27


Research reveals early warning signs of preeclampsia

Research initiated at The University of Auckland has identified a set of proteins in the blood of pregnant women that may predict the development of preeclampsia.“The discovery of these biomarkers opens the way for development of a potential screening test for preeclampsia,” says lead...

Published on 1 June 2009, 03:12


Children Born to Mothers With Preeclampsia Are at Increased Risk for Stroke Later in Life

Study suggests preeclampsia damages blood vessels in the baby’s brainIt’s been shown that women who develop preeclampsia are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life, and that their babies have higher blood pressure during childhood. What hasn’t been known are...

Published on 24 March 2009, 14:28


Key to Preeclampsia May Be Found in Misfolded Proteins in the Urine

New Haven, Conn. — Clues to the cause of preeclampsia, a common, but serious hypertension complication of pregnancy that has puzzled doctors and researchers for decades, point to proteins that misfold and aggregate, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers.These misshapen proteins...

Published on 30 January 2009, 16:00


Women With High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Face Future of Complications

New Haven, Conn. — Chronic hypertension, diabetes and blood clots are more likely in otherwise healthy women who experienced complications due to hypertension such as preeclampsia in their first pregnancies, according to Yale School of Medicine researchers working in collaboration with...

Published on 29 January 2009, 15:56


Roche Diagnostics announces CE launch of first diagnostic Preeclampsia Test

Roche Diagnostics announced today the CE launch of the first in vitro diagnostic tests for preeclampsia. The PlGF and sFlt-1 immunoassays have received CE approval for use on the Elecsys / cobas e electrochemiluminescense immunoassay systems.Preeclampsia is a serious complication in pregnancy...

Published on 6 January 2009, 04:52


Technology aims to reduce pregnancy risks

A new technology that could help physicians screen pregnant women at risk of developing a prenatal and potentially fatal complication called preeclampsia has been developed at The University of Western Ontario and the Children's Health Research Institute of Lawson Health Research...

Published on 18 December 2008, 18:19


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