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Ethnicity as a risk factor?

Postby jgrumet » Wed Feb 15, 2012 03:51 pm

by jgrumet (520 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2012 03:51 pm

Okay, this is the second time I've heard this and I have no idea if there is any truth to it.

Caucasian women have a higher instance of HELLP than minority groups. Is this true? I'm technically mixed, but mainly Scandinavian.

I've also heard being African American raises your risk factor for PE. True or false? I'd like to tell these people they were misinformed if it isn't true.
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Re: Ethnicity as a risk factor?

Postby caryn » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:09 pm

by caryn (10124 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:09 pm

Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
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Re: Ethnicity as a risk factor?

Postby caryn » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:12 pm

by caryn (10124 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:12 pm

Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies? Lectures from researchers?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy
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Re: Ethnicity as a risk factor?

Postby caryn » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:16 pm

by caryn (10124 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:16 pm

Oh, and http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20691413

One possibility here is to do a GWAS - a genome-wide association study - but we need the placentas too, or we'll just end up with a random sample of human DNA, since it depends not just on the mother but also the father.
Science! The articles you don't want to miss:
The Preeclampsia Puzzle (New Yorker) and Silent Struggle: A New Theory of Pregnancy (New York Times)
Looking for recent articles and studies? Lectures from researchers?
A chance to participate in research? For us on Facebook or Twitter?

Caryn, @carynjrogers, who is not a doctor and who talks about science stuff *way* too much
DS Oscar born by emergent C-section at 34 weeks for fetal indicators, due to severe PE
DD Bridget born by C-section after water broke at 39 weeks after a healthy pregnancy
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Re: Ethnicity as a risk factor?

Postby jgrumet » Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:17 pm

by jgrumet (520 Posts), Wed Feb 15, 2012 10:17 pm

Darn, I wish I was Chilean! ;-)

Thanks Caryn!
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