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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.

Do preeclampsia prediction biomarkers vary in patients of different BMIs?
January 27, 2023
Do preeclampsia prediction biomarkers vary in patients of different BMIs?

This study suggests that women of different BMI classes might have distinct risk profiles for preeclampsia.

What medications may some day be used to treat and prevent preeclampsia?
January 27, 2023
What medications may some day be used to treat and prevent preeclampsia?

Research is being done to make a medicine that can cure preeclampsia a reality. In this article, researchers asked: what are the candidate medicines being studied currently to prevent or treatment preeclampsia?

Further research to investigate protein markers SFLT and PlGF for preeclampsia prediction
January 27, 2023
Further research to investigate protein markers SFLT and PlGF for preeclampsia prediction

This is another study on that journey that shows sFlt1 and PlGF are important proteins in pregnant women’s blood that can tell us about preeclampsia risk.

What barriers do women face to implementing a heart-healthy diet?
January 27, 2023
What barriers do women face to implementing a heart-healthy diet?

For this study, researchers asked: what are the barriers to eating a heart healthy diet for women with high blood pressure or a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy?

High blood pressure in pregnancy is on the rise, especially among Millennial and GenZ patients
September 27, 2022
High blood pressure in pregnancy is on the rise, especially among Millennial and GenZ patients

Two articles were published this quarter that both provide updated statistics about trends in preeclampsia and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy in the United States.

Possible link between genetic changes in women of African ancestry and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy
September 27, 2022
Possible link between genetic changes in women of African ancestry and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

In this study, HMOX1 gene variants were different depending on ancestry, and these genetic changes could be contributing to the racial disparity in hypertensive disorders of pregnancy.

Researchers identify 2 additional early-pregnancy biomarkers in preeclampsia patients
September 27, 2022
Researchers identify 2 additional early-pregnancy biomarkers in preeclampsia patients

These results highlight two new biomarkers with a possibility of being able to predict timing of onset and subtypes of preeclampsia well before preeclampsia is diagnosed.

Gut health may affect your risk of preeclampsia
September 27, 2022
Gut health may affect your risk of preeclampsia

This group of studies supports the role of our gut microbiome on preeclampsia risk. Future studies may explore changing the gut microbiome (for example by antibiotics, probiotics, or prebiotics) to help prevent preeclampsia.

Eating processed foods in pregnancy linked to risk for preeclampsia
September 27, 2022
Eating processed foods in pregnancy linked to risk for preeclampsia

This study suggests that eating ultra-processed foods can increase risk for preeclampsia.

Could a new blood test help rule out preeclampsia?
July 01, 2022
Could a new blood test help rule out preeclampsia?

Researchers study a new "rule-out" test for preeclampsia which looks at eight different biomarkers.

Weighing the pros and cons of early delivery in women with preeclampsia
July 01, 2022
Weighing the pros and cons of early delivery in women with preeclampsia

Research study investigates whether expectant management or early delivery is more beneficial to mom and baby in women with preeclampsia between 34-36 weeks.

How's your heart health? 30-year follow-up after preeclampsia
July 01, 2022
How's your heart health? 30-year follow-up after preeclampsia

Research study finds a clear link between experiencing a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy and risk for cardiovascular disease 30 years later.

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