Navigation Links
New Placenta Screening for High-risk Pregnancies

For the first time ever, a team of Toronto researchers are using a combination of ultrasound and blood tests //to screen high-risk pregnant mothers for placental damage. By completing these non-invasive tests, most high-risk mothers can be reassured that their placenta is formed and functioning properly, so they can expect a healthy pregnancy. The tests are done early enough, at 16 to 23 weeks gestation, so if results are abnormal, physicians have time to improve pregnancy outcomes. “Close to 40 per cent of high-risk mothers we see in our clinic experience placental damage,” says Dr. John Kingdom, Principal Investigator of the study and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist at Mount Sinai Hospital. The research is among the first to look at placenta health – a vital life line between mother and fetus through which nutrients, oxygen, antibodies and hormones pass.

“By identifying early on if there is a potential risk of complications, we can do everything possible to ensure the safety of both the mother and fetus,” says Dr. Kingdom, who is also a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Toronto. “We can reassure those with normal test results that their placentas are functioning well and they can expect a healthy pregnancy and birth.”

If the placenta is not functioning properly it could be a potential danger to the health of the mother and fetus. Abnormalities can lead to conditions such as preeclampsia, which is maternal high blood pressure, stillbirth or the need for a pre-term delivery.

The screening tests include: a maternal serum screening test used to detect Down’s syndrome, which measures the hormone levels in the mother’s blood; a uterine artery Doppler blood flow test, which checks the maternal blood flow in the placenta; and an ultrasound of the placental shape. Of the 212 high-risk women in the study, 19 delivered early due to poor fetal growth. None of these women had normal placental
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Researchers Gather Stem Cells From Discarded Placenta
2. Placenta Problems In Pregnancy Linked To Early Heart Disease
3. Placenta Praevia Associated With IVF Pregnancy
4. Placental Protein Leads To The Onset Of Preeclampsia - Researcher Finds
5. Analysis of Placenta Helps In Diagnosis of Autism At Birth
6. Malarial Parasite Hides In Placenta
7. Placental Proteins Could Be Responsible For Pre-eclampsia
8. Pregnant Women With Placental Infection Have Doubled Risk of Recurrence
9. Placental Problems in Women Linked With Caesarean Section
10. Screening device for ovarian cancer
11. Screening bypasses radical breast surgery
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: New Placenta Screening for High risk Pregnancies

(Date:8/22/2014)... Americans know little about how Ebola is transmitted and harbor ... United States, a new survey shows. About four in ... a major Ebola outbreak in the United States, and one-quarter ... get sick with the deadly virus in the next year, ... However, those opinions don,t match reality, the Harvard researchers ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Mi40x , the latest guide from ... people how they can use a simple 4-minute trick to ... of weeks has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting ... the most well-known bodybuilders in the industry, and if he ... that in itself is a testament to how effective this ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 2014 Paying tuition and other related ... coming year for four nurse educators pursuing advanced degrees, ... for Nursing Foundation for Nursing Education . This year’s ... $10,000 more than in 2013, thanks to these named ... Elizabeth Isaac Marcil Endowment Funds, both donated by Kathy ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Mueller Sports ... Plantar Fasciitis, an exciting new product that provides non-drug ... to stay active while you heal. The package includes ... truly a new technology – it is not kinesiology ... FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis is ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... NJ. August 22, 2014. A new study ... persons with multiple sclerosis (MS) may be able ... The study was epublished ahead of print on ... Helen Genova, Hali Griswold, Nancy D. Chiaravalloti & ... persons with multiple sclerosis doi: 10.3233/NRE-141113). Self-awareness is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Many Americans Harbor Unfounded Fears About Ebola Outbreak: Survey 2Health News:Mi40x: Review Exposes Ben Pakulski’s Guide to Packing on Lean Muscle Fast 2Health News:NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2014 Faculty Scholarship Awards 2Health News:NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Announces 2014 Faculty Scholarship Awards 3Health News:Mueller Introduces FasciaDerm® PFTape™ System for Plantar Fasciitis 2Health News:Kessler Foundation study of self-awareness in MS has implications for rehabilitation 2
... for most commonly used infection-fighters, , MONDAY, Nov. 2 ... raise the risk for most birth defects, though there ... which is the most commonly used antibiotic during pregnancy, ... widely prescribed antibiotics, were not associated with increased risk ...
... TO CORRESPONDENTS , SILVER SPRING, Md., Nov. 2 ... released a listing of eight recent consumer health information ... can be accessed from the agency,s Web page for ... sign-up for e-mail notices of new consumer updates on ...
... , , Highest Levels of BPA Were Detected in ... Dietary Exposure Could Approach Levels Shown to Cause Harm in Animal ... , YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 2 Consumer Reports, latest tests ... found that almost all of the 19 name-brand foods tested contain ...
... Infants born to women who received influenza vaccine during ... born to unvaccinated mothers, according to preliminary results of ... Medicine. The team presented the study October 29 at ... of America in Philadelphia. Influenza is a ...
... the 2010 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule will restrict life-saving ... wait times to receive care, and cause life threatening ... serious illnesses. "These short sighted, unfounded and ... to cutting-edge imaging scans, and delay diagnosis of cancers ...
... study finds, , MONDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- ... linked to aggression in young children. , This research, ... of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine , found that direct ... viewing in the household were both associated with increased ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects 2Health News:CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects 3Health News:CDC Study Links 2 Antibiotics to Birth Defects 4Health News:FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION UPDATES: Fraudulent H1N1 flu products, hearing aids, sound amplifiers, tobacco regulation, FDA's international posts, LASIK eye surgery, and FDA MedWatch safety alerts 2Health News:FDA CONSUMER HEALTH INFORMATION UPDATES: Fraudulent H1N1 flu products, hearing aids, sound amplifiers, tobacco regulation, FDA's international posts, LASIK eye surgery, and FDA MedWatch safety alerts 3Health News:Consumer Reports: Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More 2Health News:Consumer Reports: Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More 3Health News:Consumer Reports: Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More 4Health News:Consumer Reports: Tests Find Wide Range of Bisphenol A in Canned Soups, Juice, and More 5Health News:Flu vaccine given to women during pregnancy keeps infants out of the hospital 2Health News:Imaging cuts in Medicare fee schedule: An access catastrophe and danger to patients 2Health News:Imaging cuts in Medicare fee schedule: An access catastrophe and danger to patients 3Health News:TV May Increase Aggression in Toddlers 2Health News:TV May Increase Aggression in Toddlers 3
(Date:8/22/2014)... -- Research and Markets  has announced the addition ... & Technologies" report to their offering. ... or you wish to expand your product line, you,ll ... The authors know you want to make effective product ... generate improved revenues and take market share from your ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... 22, 2014   Zacks Equity Research highlights Epizyme (Nasdaq: ... Day and Panera (Nasdaq: PNRA - Free Report ) as ... analysis on Amicus Therapeutics (Nasdaq: FOLD - Free Report ), ... SHPG - Free Report ). Here is a ... the Day : The biotech bull market is ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... DUBLIN , August 22, 2014 ... of Hospital TVs Today Lincor announced general ... Patient Engagement solution that delivers a range of education, ... sets.      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140822/702945) , ... in defining point of care patient engagement to bedside ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 2Global Stem Cell Research Products: Opportunities, Tools & Technologies - 2014 Report 3Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 2Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 3Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 4Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 5Epizyme, Panera, Amicus Therapeutics, Sanofi and Shire highlighted as Zacks Bull and Bear of the Day 6Lincor Unveils Next Generation TV-based Patient Engagement Solution 2
... Medical Imaging (RMI) in Flint announced today that it is ... Breast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) by the American College of ... the Breast MRI Accreditation Program to recognize imaging ... for Breast MRI. RMI received this new distinction after a ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA ) announced today ... trial program for APD597 (JNJ-38431055) under its collaboration with ... APD597 and has notified Arena that it is terminating ... GPR119 agonist intended for the treatment of type 2 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Exciting Healthcare News for Women of Mid Michigan 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on GPR119 Portfolio for Type 2 Diabetes 2Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on GPR119 Portfolio for Type 2 Diabetes 3Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on GPR119 Portfolio for Type 2 Diabetes 4Arena Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on GPR119 Portfolio for Type 2 Diabetes 5
Reusable shielded cable...
... The STREP A OIA MAX test ... of Group A Strep with a simple, ... minutes. This combination of performance, speed, and ... care while reducing overall costs for diagnosing ...
The GC OIA test is a rapid assay for the diagnosis of gonorrhea. Thermo solved the challenge of developing a specific rapid assay for Neisseria gonorrhea by using the proprietary ribosomal protein, ...
... a high performance assay for the undifferentiated ... with a simple, easy-to-use test that provides ... Assay advantages include superior performance with mucoid ... 14-day viral culture enables you to decrease ...
Medicine Products: