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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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While, no statistically significant difference in Hcy levels between controls and mild pre-eclamptics was noted.
(22) demonstrated elevated maternal serum sFlt-1 levels, reduced PlGF and free VEGF levels and an up-regulation of placental Flt-1 mRNA in pre-eclamptic pregnancies.
Care-as-usual provided to formerly pre-eclamptic women in the Netherlands in the next pregnancy: Healthcare consumption, costs and maternal and child outcome.
It has been reported that in patients with underlying pre-eclamptic placental hypoxia, oxygen).
The aim of this prospective study was to examine whether there is a difference between the placentas of pre-eclamptic pregnant women and those of a control group in terms of T2* values, which are a quantitative indicator of the amount of iron and are obtained via MRI.
All pregnant women were not known hypertensive; diabetic and pre-eclamptic. Newborns of with clear congenital malformations were excluded.
(2008), the umbilical cord plasma of pre-eclamptic subjects contained large amounts of MMP9 in the form of complexes with other plasma components, and zymographic analysis demonstrated increased gelatinolytic activity at a position corresponding to MMP9 compared to control samples.
also assessed CT in pre-eclamptic pregnant women during and after pregnancy [53, 54], and they both arrived at the same conclusion: CT decreased after the parturition of pre-eclampsia puerperae.
Cardiovascular effects of aerobic exercise Training in formerly pre-eclamptic women and healthy parous control subjects.
[8] More than a quarter of our patients (29% of pre-eclamptic near-misses and 26% of near-misses with medical disease) had risk factors for hypertension in pregnancy, had an underlying medical condition but booked after 20 weeks' gestation, or had inadequate antenatal care due to noncompliance with the required antenatal visits.
Yuan et al have compared 23 pregnant women with pre-eclampsia with a control group and have shown more prevalent carotid arterial hypertrophy and remodeling in carotid arteries of pre-eclamptic women, compared to normotensive pregnant women.
Intrauterine growth restriction is a common complication of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, and a high incidence of small for gestational age infants in pre-eclamptic women has been reported, ranging from 15% to more than 50% (1).