Preeclampsia research

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Preeclampsia research

Postby angelical » Tue Mar 11, 2003 05:54 am

According to a report from Beth Israel hospital in Boston, they have discovered the cause of preeclampsia.

What do you at the Preeclampsia Foundation think of this announcement. Is it for real, or just something that is going to be debunked in a couple months or years?

And if it is for real, what does that mean for us? Will there be a treatment or cure...within OUR childbearing years?

Opinions please!

Sharel (Mom to Aaron, 28 weeker, now 10 months)[:)]

http://home.caregroup.org/newsnow/pr_out.asp?pr_id=394

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Re : Preeclampsia research

Postby annegarrett » Tue Mar 11, 2003 09:28 pm

Dear Sharel,

We will be posting a more in depth comment on this study but our Dr. Lindheimer (Medical Board) commented on our behalf in the following article about this study

..."It's difficult to attack a disease unless there is a known cause," adds Marshall D. Lindheimer, a nephrologist at the University of Chicago and a medical advisor to the Preeclampsia Foundation."

http://www.sciencenews.org/20030308/fob1.asp

The general feeling from our medical board is one of optimistic waiting. This is exciting news but the reality is that it may only be one way to get the disorder or drug therapy may take years to arrive--but yet--very exciting.


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