hope for therapy in Germany

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Re : hope for therapy in Germany

Postby angieb » Fri May 28, 2010 07:33 pm

Thanks for sharing this!

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Re : hope for therapy in Germany

Postby l412angel » Fri May 28, 2010 05:11 pm

Caryn when it shows up can you post the link? Would this be something we could request to have done? Should I print out the article and take to my doctor?

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Re : hope for therapy in Germany

Postby caryn » Fri May 28, 2010 03:10 pm

This is precisely where a lot of the ongoing research is looking for a bench-to-bedside therapy -- right at the soluble factors like sFlt-1. What we want is something safe for the mother that allows pregnancy to be prolonged for at least 48 hours, to get the steroid shots on board.

Probably an English translation will show up in PubMed shortly.

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Re : hope for therapy in Germany

Postby jean » Fri May 28, 2010 12:21 am

OH how wonderful!! I wonder how long it would take for such procedures to be approved and then be used globally..probably a long time..

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Re : hope for therapy in Germany

Postby lilithmom » Fri May 28, 2010 09:01 am

Here is a link to a German medical journal:

http://www.dzkfblog.de/2010/05/26/mit-blutwaesche-praeeklampsie-besiegen/

Unfortunately it's not translated.

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hope for therapy in Germany

Postby lilithmom » Fri May 28, 2010 08:26 am

This is what I found in a big German newspaper (Kölner Stadtanzeiger, 26 May 2010):

A medical team round Prof. Dr. Mallmann of Cologne University Hospital cooperating with Harvard University has developed a new therapy for preeclampsia and tested it succesfully on a pregnant woman after diagnosis of preeclampsia in her 28th week of gestation. The team managed to prolong pregnancy for two further weeks by filtering out protein sFlt1 out of the patient's blood by hemodialysis. This has been the second time ever, that this therapy has been applied.

The doctors at Cologne University Hospital are very optimistic, that they are advancing towards an efficient therapy against preeclampsia for the first time.

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Lilith

DD born at 25+3 weeks and died 3 days later due to severe preeclampsia
DS born at 33+6 weeks due to severe preeclampsia


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