pre-eclampsia


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Synonyms for pre-eclampsia

abnormal state of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and fluid retention and albuminuria

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Together they have been raising funds for Action on Pre-eclampsia, the charity that supported them after Amy's birth.
The incidence of serous retinal detachments is approximately 1% for severe pre-eclampsia and 10% for eclamptic patients.
Pre-eclampsia appears to be initiated by abnormal implantation of the placenta, leading to hypoperfusion and ischaemia.
These experts further conclude that because the test has "such a high sensitivity and specificity, its application in the diagnosis of early onset pre-eclampsia should significantly aid diagnosis alongside current methods.
Pre-eclampsia was defined as hypertension (systolic blood pressure [greater than or equal to]140 mm Hg, diastolic blood pressure [greater than or equal to]90 mm Hg or both) and proteinuria (>300 mg/24 hours) presenting after 20 weeks of gestation in women known to be previously normotensive.
Our study supports the role of increased oxidative stress in women who developed pre-eclampsia in the course of pregnancy in Ibadan.
In the next five years our aim is to develop a simple blood test that will be available to all pregnant women that will detect the risk of pre-eclampsia in early pregnancy," said the study's co-writer Phil Baker, Dean of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Alberta, in Canada.
The overall rate of pre-eclampsia was 20% (n = 47).
Pre-eclampsia affects up to 10,000 expectant mothers in Britain every year -the majority of them are admitted to hospital in the latter stages of pregnancy.
A NATIONAL charity is providing Liverpool women's hospital with a year's supply of leaflets to alert mothers-to-be of the signs and symptoms of pre-eclampsia.
The maternity charity Action on Pre-Eclampsia has launched a new updated website to help women, their families and health professionals deal with the potentially devastating pregnancy condition.
Sharon Armes, 33, and is one of only a handful of women to give birth to three premature babies after suffering the potentially fatal condition pre-eclampsia during each pregnancy.
Pre-eclampsia is a complication of pregnancy caused by a defect in the placenta.
At the hospital where this research was conducted no distinction was made between eclampsia and pre-eclampsia.