Neonates born to mothers with PE exhibit sex-speci

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Neonates born to mothers with PE exhibit sex-speci

Postby caryn » Tue Apr 28, 2009 02:09 am

...For male infants, those born to preeclamptic women had greater microvascular blood flow at 6 h (p < 0.05) with no change over time. Male infants of normotensive women exhibited increasing blood flow with time (p = 0.005). Female infants of preeclamptic mothers exhibited similar blood flow at 6 h of age to females of normotensive mothers, followed by significantly greater blood flow by 72 h (p < 0.001)...

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19391250

This is further interesting information about how fetal programming in preeclampsia has different effects on boys and girls. Boys born to preeclamptics don't see increased bloodflow to their capillaries with increased time after delivery, and girls see *more* blood flow by 72 hours postpartum than girls born to normal pregnancies.

In breaking news, preeclampsia is *weird*.

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Re : Neonates born to mothers with PE exhibit sex-speci

Postby kara » Tue Apr 28, 2009 02:17 am

"Weird" for sure, Caryn. Very interesting, too.
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