Navigation Links
Blood test can predict pre-eclampsia

A simple blood test can predict which women are at risk of pre-eclampsia, a complication of pregnancy, in time to prevent it before symptoms appear.// This study showed that a risk factor that can be detected many weeks before symptoms appear may be able to predict who will develop pre-eclampsia. Women who developed pre-eclampsia had higher-than-normal levels of a protein called SHBG early in pregnancy.

Pre-eclampsia is seen in about 5% of pregnant women and is marked by high blood pressure, fluid retention and protein in the urine. If not taken care of, it can lead to eclampsia- with potentially fatal seizures, liver or kidney failure. Both mother and baby are at risk.

Wolf, and his colleagues looked at data from a study of more than 5,000 women who had various tests during pregnancy. They found 56 who had pre-eclampsia, and compared their tests to 90 women who did not. The pre-eclampsia patients had unusually low levels of a protein called SHBG or sex hormone binding globulin in early pregnancy.

The protein is associated with insulin resistance, a condition that can sometime lead to diabetes. Both overweight and lean women who had the low levels of SHBG went on to develop pre-eclampsia. "It also may provide the only clue that a lean woman is at elevated risk. There might be a window of opportunity in the first trimester when preventive treatment could be successful, but until now we did not have a simple way to identify high-risk women," wolf said.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue
2. Blood Cells Capable of Regenerating Liver
3. Blood clots likely in long travel
4. Hemochromatosis Patients Blood is Safe
5. Blood transfusions beneficial after heart attacks
6. Blood Pressure Drug may slow wasting in burn victims
7. Levels Of Blood Proteins May Help Heart Disease Care
8. Blood test may identify ovarian cancer
9. A Blood test for suicide risk?
10. Blood Pressure Drugs maintain muscle strength
11. Blood test diagnoses heart failure in short time
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:5/4/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... ... fund Dr. Todd Rider's research and development of DRACO broad-spectrum antiviral therapeutics. DRACOs ... the campaign that starts on May 3, 2016 at http://igg.me/at/EndTheVirus and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... May 04, 2016 , ... The Spiritual Care Association (SCA) has ... valuable support to patients and their families, and their overall contribution to the health ... Care Day, SCA has sent “Thank You Chaplain” cards with hand-painted artwork to about ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... 2016 , ... A new collaboration will give more researchers access to the ... and analytics leader SAS will provide researchers worldwide with data management and analytics tools ... System. , The DCRI and SAS share the goal of greater transparency and ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... ... ... Washington Wellness Center today announced its tenth anniversary of providing a complete ... as an idea to provide a holistic approach to wellness has now become a ... David Swanekamp, Chiropractic Physician , the wellness center offers a complete range of ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 04, 2016 , ... Dr. Elyson ... wisdom tooth removal surgery at their office. Wisdom tooth removal, a common dental procedure, ... always problematic, they often are improperly erupted, resulting in risks of complications. By providing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/3/2016)... 3, 2016 Global and ... a basic overview of the industry that covers ... surgical mesh report explores into the international and ... report on Surgical Mesh market spread across 150 ... and figures is available at http://www.reportsnreports.com/reports/470569-global-and-chinese-surgical-mesh-industry-2016-market-research-report.html ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... , May 2, 2016 Kalorama Information ... (Electronic Medical Records) market in a recent white paper.  ... switches, Increased physician usage, a growing market are among ... noted in Kalorama,s report EMR 2016: The ... marks Kalorama,s seventh complete study of the EMR industry, ...
(Date:5/2/2016)... 2, 2016  Deerfield announced today it led ... Vision, Inc. Graybug Vision is an early stage ... transform care for ocular diseases including wet age-related ... was first developed at Johns Hopkins University and ... Graybug Vision is developing ophthalmology ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: