preeclampsia


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preeclampsia

[¦prē·i′klamp·sē·ə]
(medicine)
A toxemia occurring in the latter half of pregnancy, characterized by an acute elevation of blood pressure and usually by edema and proteinuria, but without convulsions or coma. Also known as toxemia of pregnancy.
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Anubha Singh, Gynaecologist and Infertility Specialist from Shantah IVF Centre informed that "about 10% pregnant women are detected to be suffering from preeclampsia.
It is no wonder, then, that investigators continue to search for medications to prevent preeclampsia and its associated morbidities.
Here 100 pregnant women who presented with clinical symptoms and signs of preeclampsia were study group and they were categorised as group B.
It can even cause death and Elena's been brushing off the preeclampsia like it's nothing.
The decision whether or not to administer L-arginine to women who have or are at risk for preeclampsia should depend in part on how much protein is being consumed.
This ratio of sFlt1; PIGF is increased in women with the disease and at least 4-5 weeks before the clinical signs and symptoms of preeclampsia manifest.
Aspirin reduces the risk of preeclampsia, preterm birth, and IUGR
Searching for more information about their family's traumatic pregnancy experience, the Nickey family turned to the Preeclampsia Foundation as a source of information and support.
Study subjects were consecutive women evaluated for preeclampsia at Wexner Medical Center.
As well as potentially saving lives, the more accurate diagnosis of preeclampsia may also have positive economic impacts on healthcare systems.
This development is significant, says lead investigator Mark Santillan, MD, because early identification of women at high risk of developing preeclampsia will enable healthcare providers to quickly respond and provide the appropriate level of care.
Preeclampsia is defined as a new-onset hypertensive disorder with elevated urine protein, which occurs in pregnant women after 20 weeks gestation.