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Research explores placenta's story of blood pressure in early pregnancy
February 25, 2020
Research explores placenta's story of blood pressure in early pregnancy

Researchers are beginning to study if there is a link between the health of a mother’s placenta and her risk of certain pregnancy outcomes, like hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. In this study, researchers studied a placenta issue called “malperfu...

Is polycystic kidney disease related to classical preeclampsia or HELLP?
February 22, 2020
Is polycystic kidney disease related to classical preeclampsia or HELLP?

Question:  I would like to know the correlation and prevalence of HELLP / Preeclampsia and Polycystic Kidney Disease. Answer: Women with polycystic kidney disease (PKD) are at higher risk of all forms of preeclampsia. It takes a lot of time t...

Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program Announces 2020 Award Recipients
January 30, 2020
Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grant Program Announces 2020 Award Recipients

Melbourne, FL – January 30, 2020 – The Preeclampsia Foundation announced the recipients of its 2020 Peter Joseph Pappas Research Grants, a funding program designed to accelerate preeclampsia research. Based on the recommendations of...

Is metformin protective?
November 01, 2019
Is metformin protective?

Question: "I was on Metformin when I conceived but the midwife I was seeing early in the pregnancy took me off the Metformin after the first trimester. The doctor I was seeing later in the pregnancy said he would have kept me on it, but s...

2019 Vision Grants
October 02, 2019
2019 Vision Grants

Stephen McCartney, MD PhD University of Washington, Seattle, Washington   Topic: Fetal Microchimerism in Immune Cell Subsets in Preeclampsia     Romina Plitman Mayo, PhD School of Mechanical Engineering at Tel Aviv Universi...

Celiac disease and preeclampsia
August 23, 2019
Celiac disease and preeclampsia

QUESTION: Is there any connection between Celiac Disease and Preeclampsia? I have CD, and I wondered if this elevated my risk for PE/HELLP (which I did get).   ANSWER: Short answer: No; the largest meta-analysis of this question to...

What risk is added by Factor V Leiden?
August 07, 2019
What risk is added by Factor V Leiden?

QUESTION: Is there is a connection between Factor V Leiden deficiency and HELLP syndrome? ANSWER: Maybe. There have been dozens of studies that have attempted to answer this question. Some have concluded that yes, women carrying variati...

Do your Vitamin D levels prior to pregnancy affect your risk for preeclampsia?
July 25, 2019
Do your Vitamin D levels prior to pregnancy affect your risk for preeclampsia?

Question: “Nothing on Vitamin D levels prior to pregnancy - wonder if since there is so much information on healthy pregnancies with adequate levels and increased complication outcomes with low levels, and the increased incidence...

Thyroid antibodies and preeclampsia
July 25, 2019
Thyroid antibodies and preeclampsia

QUESTION: After delivery, my OB did several tests to try to determine why I developed preeclampsia.  They said everything was normal except for my thyroid antibody levels, which were high and still here 9 months later.  I know t...

5 Studies you Don't Want to Miss: June 2019
July 16, 2019
5 Studies you Don't Want to Miss: June 2019

RISK Uncovering patients at risk for preeclampsia by measuring blood pressure outside of the office Journal of Hypertension This research describes white-coat and masked hypertension in a group of high-risk, pregnant Spanish women that had the...

Is there a connection between hyperemesis gravidarum and preeclampsia?
July 09, 2019
Is there a connection between hyperemesis gravidarum and preeclampsia?

Hyperemesis gravidarum (HG), is severe and persistent nausea and vomiting in pregnancy that, unlike morning sickness, can last until delivery. It is not well understood, but does seem to be related somehow to preeclampsia. This does not mean every wo...

Does sleep apnea increase risk for preeclampsia?
June 13, 2019
Does sleep apnea increase risk for preeclampsia?

Question: “Please check to see what bearing sleep apnea has on the placenta of the mother. I have a family history of sleep apnea and now need CPAP and in pregnancy was known to snore. If this could affect the way the placenta's c...

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