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Research Roundup

 

The most important preeclampsia research studies, explained for you. A team of diverse researchers scour the peer-reviewed research journals to highlight the most important, cutting edge studies. We try to cover basic, molecular, clinical and population sciences, and a wide range of topics such as new findings in preeclampsia diagnoses, treatment, prevention, long-term effects, risk factors and etiology of preeclampsia.

Could a new blood test help rule out preeclampsia?
July 01, 2022
Could a new blood test help rule out preeclampsia?

Researchers study a new "rule-out" test for preeclampsia which looks at eight different biomarkers.

Weighing the pros and cons of early delivery in women with preeclampsia
July 01, 2022
Weighing the pros and cons of early delivery in women with preeclampsia

Research study investigates whether expectant management or early delivery is more beneficial to mom and baby in women with preeclampsia between 34-36 weeks.

How's your heart health? 30-year follow-up after preeclampsia
July 01, 2022
How's your heart health? 30-year follow-up after preeclampsia

Research study finds a clear link between experiencing a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and risk for cardiovascular disease 30 years later.

New study results change guidelines for treating mild hypertension in pregnancy
July 01, 2022
New study results change guidelines for treating mild hypertension in pregnancy

Treatment for Mild Chronic Hypertension during Pregnancy (Results from the CHAPS Trial) Treating mild chronic hypertension with medications during pregnancy is beneficial and safe for mother and baby, according to the results of a study published...

Could exercise decrease risk for developing a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy?
March 30, 2022
Could exercise decrease risk for developing a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy?

Effects of Supervised Exercise on the Development of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Exercise is recommended to support a healthy pregnancy when determined safe by a patient’s healthcare provider Rese...

Cause-and-effect relationship between COVID-19 infection during pregnancy and developing preeclampsia
March 30, 2022
Cause-and-effect relationship between COVID-19 infection during pregnancy and developing preeclampsia

SARS-CoV-2 and the subsequent development of preeclampsia and preterm birth: evidence of a dose-response relationship supporting causality  Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, there were reports of worse COVID-19 disease in pregnant persons compare...

History of preeclampsia is linked to poorer, smaller blood vessel health in later life
March 30, 2022
History of preeclampsia is linked to poorer, smaller blood vessel health in later life

Microvascular Outcomes in Women With a History of Hypertension in Pregnancy Having had preeclampsia increases a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease in later life. However, how preeclampsia and cardiovascular disease become linked is not y...

What other risk factors increase your likelihood of having preeclampsia again?
March 30, 2022
What other risk factors increase your likelihood of having preeclampsia again?

The Preeclampsia Registry in Action: Patient-reported preconceptional characteristics in the prediction of recurrent preeclampsia Category: Risk Lay Summary: One clinical risk factors for developing preeclampsia in pregnancy is having had preeclamp...

Early Pregnancy Blood Pressure Patterns Identify Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy
March 30, 2022
Early Pregnancy Blood Pressure Patterns Identify Risk of Hypertensive Disorders of Pregnancy

Blood pressure at the beginning of pregnancy linked to risk for preeclampsia, especially among Black, Asian, and Hispanic persons As pregnancy progresses, maternal blood pressure changes. In a pregnancy without high blood pressure, blood pressure is...

Saving money, worry, and time: A possible test for ruling out preeclampsia
December 16, 2021
Saving money, worry, and time: A possible test for ruling out preeclampsia

There is validity and value in using the sFLT-1/PlGF ratio for women that have suspected preeclampsia to reduce the costs, patient anxiety, and inconvenience that comes with unnecessary hospital admission or repeated follow ups with healthcare provid...

Could a medicine to stop blood clots help prevent preeclampsia?
December 16, 2021
Could a medicine to stop blood clots help prevent preeclampsia?

In research studies, taking low-molecular weight heparin is associated with a substantial decreased odds of developing preeclampsia. The next step for this research would be to conduct a large randomized trial designed to specifically test the effect...

Could a Smart Phone App Help Patients Remember their Aspirin?
December 16, 2021
Could a Smart Phone App Help Patients Remember their Aspirin?

This study is demonstrates patients at risk for preeclampsia need more education about taking low dose aspirin, and that digital tools, like smartphone apps, might be a useful tool to support and re-emphasize the preeclampsia-prevention opportunity o...

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