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Peter J. Pappas Grant Recipients
January 02, 2023
Peter J. Pappas Grant Recipients

Peter Joseph Pappas preeclampsia research grant recipients' study titles and reports.

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.

Preeclampsia Foundation Seeks Letters of Intent  for 2023 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants
July 06, 2022
Preeclampsia Foundation Seeks Letters of Intent for 2023 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants

Investigators meeting the research funding program’s criteria are invited to submit Letters of Intent for 2022 proposals by August 22, 2022.

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...

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