Navigation Links
Revolutionary Simple Pregnancy Blood Test Can Save Both Mother And Child

Pre-eclampsia is a disease that causes high blood pressure in 20th week// of Pregnancy and is a major cause of death of mother and infant in the world. Now a simple test that measures HLA-G levels in blood can predict women who are likely to develop the problem.

Researchers in Canada may have discovered this simple blood test. "We're really excited about this finding," said Clifford Librach, a researcher from Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre. In Toronto "I think it's really an advance in this area and something we hope will prevent this disease."

He further said: "This allows us to be more vigilant and see the woman more often and pick up the problem early enough that it doesn't become a more serious problem for mother and baby."

Pre-eclampsia kills over 20'000 expectant mothers worldwide every year. Pre-eclampsia is unpredictable and can appear suddenly in about one in 12 pregnancies. The blood pressure shoots up in the mothers-to-be and can cause seizures or fits, stroke and kidney related complications. This can result in stillbirth or fetal distress. The condition accounts for more than 15% of all premature births.

Currently there is no test available. "This allows us to be more vigilant and see the woman more often and pick up the problem early enough that it doesn't become a more serious problem for mom and baby," said Librach.

Scientists now believe that they have tracked down the cause of the disease and found this to be a molecule secreted by the placenta. The molecule is called ‘HLA-G molecule ‘ and is a protective substance that helps in preventing the mother's body to reject the unborn child.

Prof Shennan, a Professor of obstetrics at Guy's and St Thomas' hospital in London, added: "This is an important development because it helps to identify which part of the immune system is involved in pre-eclampsia. We've always known that immunology has been important and
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Revolutionary Pill Cuts Risk of Breast Cancer
2. A Revolutionary New Treatment For Cancer Available In Australia
3. New Revolutionary Drug Could Stop the Spread of HIV
4. Revolutionary New Treatment Plan Developed For Treatment Of Unexplained Symptoms
5. Revolutionary Net To Control Malaria
6. Revolutionary Net To Control Malaria
7. Revolutionary Eye Cancer Treatment
8. Revolutionary Pill Promises Relief for Hay Fever Sufferers
9. Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test
10. Simple Therapy
11. Simple Stroke Prevention is Best
Post Your Comments:
(Date:8/20/2014)... Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter ... rare birth disorder that dismantles a baby,s immune system is ... more than 3 million infants says. This is the ... life-threatening but treatable condition known as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID), ... made aware of this condition by the boy in the ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 The main feature ... per diode panel band perfect spectrum that encompasses the most ... likely to use during photosynthesis. A key point about ... that they almost exclusively reside between 440-480 on the blue ... red side of the spectrum. The KIND LED K3 focuses ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 Braverman Eye Center ... help of their experienced surgeons trained in PresbyLasik. The ... regain their lost or inaccurate vision. Their diligent service ... surgery is making it possible for Presbyopia patients to ... occurs normally in people in the age group of ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... August 20, 2014 The Academy of ... Lokhandwala, DDS, FAGD of Starbrite Dental in Fremont, California, ... 2014 Annual Meeting & Exhibits, which took place June ... presented to dentists who seek to provide the highest-quality ... earn this prestigious honor, Dr. Lokhandwala completed 500 hours ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... anniversary of a revolutionary technique that underpins much of ... magazine last week released a special edition on X-ray ... of its future. C&EN is the weekly news magazine ... scientific society. , The technique got its start when ... on X-ray diffraction from a crystal in 1912. In ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought 2Health News:'Bubble Boy' Disease May Be More Common Than Thought 3Health News:Cheap LED Grow Lights Are Quickly Being Replaced by Premium Grow Lights 2Health News:Braverman Eye Center Now Offers Multifocal PresbyLasik in Florida by Trained Surgeons 2Health News:Fremont Dentist Receives Prestigious AGD Fellowship Award 2
... disorders in Paris discussed the ongoing research on development of ... the more than a century old test that takes a ... of TB have become resistant. , According to ... congress of the Union for breathing health and executive director ...
... people with symptoms similar to the mosquito-borne dengue fever are ... Monday. // ,The number of patients with dengue-like ... been declared positive for the virus across the country., ... in Pakistan - 32 in Sindh province alone. The other ...
... States, 23.5 million children travel billions of miles on ... Injury Research and Policy (CIRP) at Columbus// Children’s Hospital ... describe nonfatal school bus-related injuries to children and teenagers ... ,According to the study, published in the November ...
... vaccines.// ,Getting into the new era of ... children for influenza might cost up to three or ... ,The researchers from Pediatric department of Philadelphia ... justification for broadly vaccinating the children against flu’. ...
... study has established the wholesomeness of whole wheat as ... cancer risk in the offspring.// ,Dr Leena ... colleagues examined the benefits of dietary changes on pregnant ... These results could well mimic the occurrence in humans, ...
... According to a global study on effective primary health ... Fund, Canada ranks much lower than other developed// countries, ... on over 6,000 doctors in 7 countries, it was ... times for tests, usage of electronic medical records, doctors ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Nonfatal School Bus-Related Injuries To Children More Common Than Previously Thought 2Health News:Unconventional Hospital Costs For Children Affected By Flu 2
(Date:8/20/2014)... Aug. 20, 2014 Research and ... "Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market ... Share, Global Trends, Company Profiles, Demand, Insights, Analysis, ... 2020" report to their offering. ... care and closure market (types, applications, end user ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... Mich. and PHOENIX ... corporation established to bring cutting-edge next-generation sequencing and ... cancer patients, today announced a collaboration with TESARO, ... to characterize patient tissue samples from clinical trials ... or resistant to TESARO,s TSR-011.  This may lead to ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014  Glades Drugs, an independent pharmacy ... proud to announce its expansion into a new corporate headquarters ... feature an 8,000-square-foot office space and state of the art ... for 100 open positions for the new facility. ... Road will serve as the chain,s corporate headquarters and closed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Global Advanced Wound Care and Closure Market (Types, Applications, End User and Geography) - Forecast to 2020 2Paradigm Announces Molecular Profiling Collaboration with TESARO, Inc. 2Glades Drugs Moves to New Corporate Headquarters, 100 Open Positions 2
Inquire...
... collection features a range of 18 ... modern materials and producted to the ... includes several super lightweight Titanium and ... a whole host of beautifully formed ...
... collection features a variety of colors ... of feminine styles designed with elegant ... men and women that are made ... as used in our fine timepieces, ...
... together a remarkable sunwear collection, affectionately known ... all of the benefits of the Titan ... with top quality sun lenses that offer ... protection. They provide the most comfortable, lightweight ...
Medicine Products: