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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.

High blood pressure in pregnancy is on the rise, especially among Millennial and GenZ patients
September 27, 2022
High blood pressure in pregnancy is on the rise, especially among Millennial and GenZ patients

Two articles were published this quarter that both provide updated statistics about trends in preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the United States.

Possible link between genetic changes in women of African ancestry and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
September 27, 2022
Possible link between genetic changes in women of African ancestry and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

In this study, HMOX1 gene variants were different depending on ancestry, and these genetic changes could be contributing to the racial disparity in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Researchers identify 2 additional early-pregnancy biomarkers in preeclampsia patients
September 27, 2022
Researchers identify 2 additional early-pregnancy biomarkers in preeclampsia patients

These results highlight two new biomarkers with a possibility of being able to predict timing of onset and subtypes of preeclampsia well before preeclampsia is diagnosed.

Gut health may affect your risk of preeclampsia
September 27, 2022
Gut health may affect your risk of preeclampsia

This group of studies supports the role of our gut microbiome on preeclampsia risk. Future studies may explore changing the gut microbiome (for example by antibiotics, probiotics, or prebiotics) to help prevent preeclampsia.

Eating processed foods in pregnancy linked to risk for preeclampsia
September 27, 2022
Eating processed foods in pregnancy linked to risk for preeclampsia

This study suggests that eating ultra-processed foods can increase risk for 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...

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