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Little known pregnancy disease, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, receives awareness with a $20,000 donation from the H.E.R. Foundation to begin Genome Research at UCLA
Date:7/9/2012

LEESBURG, Va., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The HER Foundation (Hyperemesis Education & Research), the voice of HG, presented $20,000 to UCLA's medical research department and the Hyperemesis Gravidarum Genome Project. Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG) is a debilitating and potentially life-threatening pregnancy disease marked by rapid weight loss, malnutrition, and dehydration due to unrelenting nausea and/or vomiting with potential adverse consequences for the newborn(s). HG is the second leading cause of hospitalization during pregnancy, yet few dollars are granted for research.

The research, conducted by lead researcher Dr. Marlena Fejzo, will focus on identifying the gene associated with Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), and how the effects of this disease, brought on by pregnancy, affect the mother and child.  Dr. Fejzo states, "The latest award of $20,000 from the HER Foundation will enable us to use an exciting novel technology to identify the gene(s) and corresponding biological pathways related to HG in HG-families." 

Kimber MacGibbon, co-founder of the HER Foundation says, "We are very excited to support this important genetic study that will give us greater understanding of Hyperemesis Gravidarum, as well as the opportunity to identify mothers at risk for HG so they can receive proactive care. Ultimately, this study will improve the care of those with HG and disprove the erroneous beliefs about the cause of HG."

The national cost of treating HG in the inpatient setting increased 50% from $167 million in 2000 to $250 million in 2009. Recent studies show HG is associated with low birth weight, intrauterine growth restriction, preterm delivery, and fetal and neonatal death.  Elective pregnancy termination in a large cohort of women with Hyperemesis Gravidarum have also been shown in recent studies. Recurren
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