pre-eclampsia


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pre-eclampsia:

see eclampsiaeclampsia
, term applied to toxic complications that can occur late in pregnancy. Toxemia of pregnancy occurs in 10% to 20% of pregnant women; symptoms include headache, vertigo, visual disturbances, vomiting, hypertension, and edema.
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New Delhi [India], Mar 15 ( ANI ): Pre-eclampsia is a hypertensive disorder characterised by the presence of high-blood pressure and high protein levels in the urine (proteinuria) during pregnancy.
To determine the retinal changes in pre-eclampsia and eclampsia, and its relationship with severity of hypertension.
Doctors have discovered that administering 150mg of aspirin led to a 62% reduction in the rate of preterm pre-eclampsia, resulting in a delivery before 37 weeks.
A trial of 1,776 women at high risk of pre-term pre-eclampsia found taking 150mg of aspirin before bed led to a 62% cut in development of the disease, resulting in a delivery before 37 weeks.
She had earlier suffered symptoms of pre-eclampsia - including dehydration, dizziness and headaches - for which she twice sought medical advice.
Women with pre-eclampsia were more likely to develop a retinal detachment, retinopathy or another retinal disorder than the women with no history of the pregnancy complication, according to the paper published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
The frequency of pre-eclampsia with bilateral notch was significantly high in the primigravid of younger age as compare to the primigravid of the older group (p=0.
However, in women who suffer pre-eclampsia, thickening of arterial intima layer, thinning of media layer especially in peripheral arteries, such as carotid artery, as well as renal and uterine arteries that commonly occur may deteriorate early and long-term outcomes of pregnancy (15).
Additionally, the report provides an overview of key players involved in therapeutic development for Pre-Eclampsia and features dormant and discontinued projects.
Women with high blood pressure and other cardiovascular risk factors have a higher incidence of having babies who are small for their age or born early, and are more likely to develop gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia or eclamptic fits, which can be fatal.
As there are few studies done to see the thyroid hormone levels, this study was undertaken to do the thyroid profile and correlate with pre-eclampsia.
Results: There was no association between pre-eclampsia and PvuII and XbaI ESR1 gene polymorphisms individually.