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Research Roundup

 

The most important preeclampsia research studies, explained for you. A team of diverse researchers scour the peer-reviewed research journals to highlight the most important, cutting edge studies. We try to cover basic, molecular, clinical and population sciences, and a wide range of topics such as new findings in preeclampsia diagnoses, treatment, prevention, long-term effects, risk factors and etiology of preeclampsia.

The placenta and preeclampsia: Villain or victim?
September 28, 2021
The placenta and preeclampsia: Villain or victim?

Is the placenta the reason preeclampsia occurs, or is it just one more organ affected by an underlying cardiovascular disease?

Preeclampsia Can Affect Mental Health of Children
September 28, 2021
Preeclampsia Can Affect Mental Health of Children

Maternal hypertensive disorders, especially preeclampsia, increase the chance of childhood mental disorders in offspring.

COVID-19 During Pregnancy Increases Preeclampsia Risk
September 28, 2021
COVID-19 During Pregnancy Increases Preeclampsia Risk

Results showed that COVID-19 during pregnancy was strongly associated with preeclampsia, independent of any risk factors or preexisting conditions.

Could Weight Loss Prevent Preeclampsia?
September 28, 2021
Could Weight Loss Prevent Preeclampsia?

Weight loss before and between pregnancy may reduce the risk of preeclampsia in obese or overweight women.

Is a Preeclampsia Lab Test Ready to Inform Care?
September 28, 2021
Is a Preeclampsia Lab Test Ready to Inform Care?

Researchers evaluated the clinical impact of using a biomarker known as placental growth factor (PlGF) in those with suspected preterm preeclampsia.

COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia
June 29, 2021
COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Risk for Preeclampsia

Researchers found the risk for preeclampsia was 76% higher in a study group of 706 women who had COVID-19 during pregnancy (compared to a group of pregnant women without COVID-19 diagnosis).

How does pre-pregnancy body mass and time between pregnancies affect preeclampsia risk?
June 29, 2021
How does pre-pregnancy body mass and time between pregnancies affect preeclampsia risk?

Researchers found that both higher BMI and longer interpregnancy interval were linked to an increased chance for pregnancy-induced hypertension.

Does severity of pre-existing chronic hypertension affect preeclampsia severity?
June 29, 2021
Does severity of pre-existing chronic hypertension affect preeclampsia severity?

Researchers found that women with stage 1 hypertension (BP of >130/80) before they became pregnant had a doubled risk for preeclampsia compared to women entering pregnancy with normal blood pressure.

Can Dad's Heart Health Impact Your Preeclampsia Risk?
June 29, 2021
Can Dad's Heart Health Impact Your Preeclampsia Risk?

Researchers analyzed pregnancy outcomes in over 650,000 healthy women in the IBM MarketscanĀ® research database (which also included data on paternal health) and found a strong relationship between likelihood of preeclampsia and a partner with 2 or mo...

Using Blood Pressure Values to Decrease Postpartum Readmissions
June 29, 2021
Using Blood Pressure Values to Decrease Postpartum Readmissions

A dataset of nearly 25,000 women found that a blood pressure cutoff of measurements 140/90mmHg or higher was the most reliable predictor of postpartum readmissions for high blood pressure problems.

Recognizing Subtypes of Preeclampsia and Its Clinical Usefulness
June 29, 2021
Recognizing Subtypes of Preeclampsia and Its Clinical Usefulness

There is increasing attention now on possible subtypes for preeclampsia, recognizing that 1) preeclampsia has different presentations and outcomes 2) there is a wide range in risk factors for preeclampsia, and 3) fetal effects like growth restriction...

Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
March 30, 2021
Radon exposure in homes linked to hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Research has shown that ionizing radiation (measured by the radon exposure inside one’s home) is linked to having high blood pressure in non-pregnant people. Researchers in this study want to extend this finding into pregnant populations &ndash...

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