Thursday, August 01, 2013
Clinical and other research trials are important to advance our scientific knowledge about hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. Preeclampsia survivors and those at risk for these pregnancy complications should seek to understand the benefits, alternatives and risks of participating in research studies, including those intended to study prevention or therapeutic interventions.
The Preeclampsia Foundation makes arrangements with approved investigators to make enrollment information available about their studies. The following preeclampsia research trials have secured all human subjects approvals and have been screened by our medical and ethics experts. If you are interested in participating in one of the following studies, please contact the primary study investigator directly to inquire about enrollment.
Research Study: Prevention of Preeclampsia in High Risk Women
You may be eligible for this study if you have experienced preeclampsia and delivery at or before 34 weeks in either of your 2 most recent pregnancies, and you are currently pregnant. This is a study of a medication that may be useful in preventing recurrence of preeclampsia in women at high risk for recurrence. This is an FDA-approved medication for the treatment of high cholesterol, as well as for decreasing the risk of heart attack and stroke. In this study, the medication is experimental because it has not been approved for the prevention of preeclampsia in pregnant women. This study will evaluate the effects of this medication on chemicals in the blood that are associated with preeclampsia, the safety of the medication, and how the body handles and responds to the medication.
Participation in this study will involve collecting information from you and your medical records, physical exams, blood and urine collections, monitoring for side effects, and taking the study medication.
In addition, ClinicalTrials.gov is a registry of most federally and privately supported clinical trials conducted in the United States and around the world. ClinicalTrials.gov gives you information about a trial's purpose, who may participate, locations, and phone numbers for more details.