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by ozierja
Thu Jul 15, 638923 12:41 pm
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: BP sitting/horizontal: whether/how to insist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re : BP sitting/horizontal: whether/how to insist?

I hope this works:
http://www.preeclampsia.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=321

I am not good with links but it is in the FAQ section under "Ask the experts"
by ozierja
Thu Jul 15, 638923 11:28 am
Forum: Ask the Experienced
Topic: BP sitting/horizontal: whether/how to insist?
Replies: 9
Views: 1221

Re : BP sitting/horizontal: whether/how to insist?

I was searching for the thread about sitting up taking BP because the expert,s I am pretty sure, say sitting up.
by ozierja
Thu Jun 10, 638923 6:18 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: Scared and Terrified
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re : Scared and Terrified

<r>I am not sure if I am doing this correctly but here is a thread that lists some of the underlying disorders that affect PE/HELLP. You an always ask you OB to order these tests if you have no access to a MFM specialist. Some insurances will pay for the testing. <br/> <br/> <URL url="http://www.pre...
by ozierja
Sun Mar 21, 638923 9:01 am
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: what were your ast & alt????
Replies: 13
Views: 2446

Re : what were your ast & alt????

You can tell hemolysis right away when the blood cells separate from the serum because the serum remains bright red instead of normally yellow. Without even measuring LDH, labs report on a "hemolysis index" as well.
by ozierja
Mon May 13, 638920 8:17 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Premature Birth study
Replies: 0
Views: 1093

Premature Birth study

<r>Three important factors said to contribute to spontaneous preterm birth.<br/> MedPage Today (2/11, Fiore) reported, "The worldwide preterm birth rate has been rising consistently for two decades, jumping to 12.8% of all live births in 2006 -- a 20% increase from 1990," explained Louis J. Muglia, ...
by ozierja
Wed May 01, 638920 9:07 pm
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: from the "pregnancy meeting"
Replies: 5
Views: 2864

Re : from the "pregnancy meeting"

It is also exciting because Congo red dye is a commonly used agent and is amazing how something so simple could aid in prediction. Buuuuut yep, still have a long way to go.
by ozierja
Sat Apr 20, 638920 4:57 am
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: from the "pregnancy meeting"
Replies: 5
Views: 2864

from the "pregnancy meeting"

<r>This is getting publicity, at least in the "lab medicine" world.<br/> <br/> Urine test may help clinicians diagnose preeclampsia.<br/> Medscape (2/9, Larson) reported, "In the United States, the lack of an effective test makes it difficult to distinguish mild preeclampsia, severe preeclampsia, an...
by ozierja
Tue Jan 30, 638920 4:54 am
Forum: Misc
Topic: Life after preeclampsia
Replies: 13
Views: 3206

Re : Life after preeclampsia

Awesome dialogue, y'all are fantastic and strong!
by ozierja
Tue Sep 14, 638917 5:17 pm
Forum: HELLP Syndrome Survivors and Underlying Disorders
Topic: A few questions: d-dimer test, platelet count..
Replies: 3
Views: 1648

Re : A few questions: d-dimer test, platelet count..

<t>I think Kara is right, you can get false positives with the d-dimer in pregnancy. Glad they are keeping a close watch on platelets though...another is +d-dimer with elevated FDP (fibrinogen degradation products) may be part of the indication but I am really just rattling now. Definitely go in if ...
by ozierja
Thu Sep 02, 638917 3:17 pm
Forum: Announcements and Preeclampsia in the News
Topic: Thyroid Dysfunction and Autoantibodies during Preg
Replies: 3
Views: 2296

Re : Thyroid Dysfunction and Autoantibodies during Preg

<t>Yeah I think the thing with autoimmune is just as you said many have some sort of varying levels of different types (RA, ANA, Lupus, etc.) but no real problems to warrant further investigation...so it goes along under the radar with minimal levels of the things we know to test for...until one day...

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