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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501284/reliability-of-home-blood-pressure-monitoring-devices-in-pregnancy
#1
Chris Tremonti, Jennifer Beddoe, Mark A Brown
Home blood pressure monitors are freely available and used for women during pregnancy. The exact role of home blood pressure monitoring in pregnancy remains uncertain, and few such monitors have been validated for use in pregnancy. As it has been our Unit's policy to test these devices against sphygmomanometry (as the gold standard) before clinical use for some years now, we undertook this study to ascertain the degree of accuracy or inaccuracy of these devices in usual clinical practice. We analysed 9 consecutive blood pressures (BP) alternately using an automated home BP device and sphygmomanometry in 127 pregnant women with hypertension using two different methods: a) a modified version of the British Hypertension Society's guidelines for analysing automated devices, and b) examining the difference between the mean of blood pressure readings by the device and sphygmomanometry for each patient...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501283/assessment-of-annexin-a5-and-annexin-a2-levels-as-biomarkers-for-pre-eclampsia-a-pilot-study
#2
Marwa Abd El-Latif, Hanan Azzam, Maha Othman, Osama Warda, Solafa El-Sharawy, Hayam Ghoneim
Deficient anticoagulant activity of annexin A5 and deficient profibrinolytic activity of annexin A2 have been linked to increased risk of thrombotic events. Placental dysfunction due to fibrin deposition/microthrombi has been implicated in the pathogenesis of pre-eclampsia (PE). In this study, we aimed to assess serum levels of annexin A5 and annexin A2 in a cohort of PE patients and investigate their role as biomarkers for the development of the disease. We examined 80 women in total; 40 healthy pregnant women and 40 pregnant women with PE after 20weeks of pregnancy...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501282/proteinuria-in-preeclampsia-not-essential-to-diagnosis-but-related-to-disease-severity-and-fetal-outcomes
#3
Xin Dong, Wenli Gou, Chunfang Li, Min Wu, Zhen Han, Xuelan Li, Qi Chen
Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality globally and proteinuria can be one of the cardinal features of this disease. However, studies about the association of the amount of proteinuria and the severity of preeclampsia, and perinatal outcomes are limited. Data on 239 women with preeclampsia were retrospectively collected from a university teaching hospital from September 2011 to June 2013 and analysed. Data included all clinical parameters and proteinuria in a 24h urine collection...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501281/alteration-of-serum-adropin-level-in-preeclampsia
#4
Huihua Wang, Bo Gao, Zaigui Wu, Hanzhi Wang, Minyue Dong
To clarify the alterations in serum adropin and preptin concentrations in preeclampsia, we determined serum adropin and preptin levels in 29 women with normal pregnancy and 32 women with preeclampsia. We found that maternal age, body mass index and fetal gender were not significantly different between two groups; however, blood pressure, gestational age and neonatal birth weight were significantly different. Serum adropin levels were significantly increased in women with preeclampsia compared with those with normal pregnancy but there were no significant differences in preptin levels...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501280/evaluation-of-placental-vascularization-by-three-dimensional-ultrasound-examination-in-second-and-third-trimester-of-pregnancies-complicated-by-chronic-hypertension-gestational-hypertension-or-pre-eclampsia
#5
Andrea Surányi, Ábel Altorjay, László Kaiser, Tibor Nyári, Gábor Németh
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to assess three-dimensional placental power Doppler indices in second and third trimester of pregnancies complicated by chronic-, gestational hypertension or pre-eclampsia. METHODS: We analyzed 226 pregnancies prospectively measuring three-dimensional placental power Doppler indices (vascularization index, flow index, vascularization flow index) in cases of normal blood pressure (N=109), chronic hypertension (N=43), gestational hypertension (N=57) and pre-eclampsia (N=17)...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501279/clinical-and-laboratory-markers-in-the-recovery-from-severe-preeclampsia
#6
Reut Rotem, Avital Bilitzky, Tamar Abady Nezer, Igal Plakht, Adi Y Weintraub
OBJECTIVE: To examine the recovery from severe Preeclampsia toxemia (PET) in women treated with magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) during the first 24h postpartum as reflected by the changes in various clinical and laboratory markers. STUDY DESIGN: The study population included all women diagnosed with severe PET that gave birth at the Soroka University Medical center between 2013 and 2014, and were treated with MgSO4 in the first 24h postpartum. Data were collected from the institutional computerized records...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501278/antenatal-risk-factors-associated-with-need-of-postpartum-antihypertensives-in-women-with-preeclampsia-in-south-india-case-control-study
#7
Anish Keepanasseril, Brajesh Kumar Yadav, Dilip Kumar Maurya
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the antepartum risk factors associated with the need for antihypertensive medication in the postpartum period in women with pre-eclampsia. METHODOLOGY: Matched retrospective case control study was done in a tertiary center in south India between January 2016 and June 2016. We compared 100 preeclamptic women requiring antihypertensive medication in the postpartum period at discharge with 100 preeclamptic women who were not on antihypertensive medication at discharge, matched for age and parity at a ratio 1:1...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501277/inherited-predisposition-to-preeclampsia-analysis-of-the-aberdeen-intergenerational-cohort
#8
Abimbola A Ayorinde, Sohinee Bhattacharya
OBJECTIVE: To assess the magnitude of familial risk of preeclampsia and gestational hypertension in women born of a preeclamptic pregnancy and those born of pregnancy complicated by gestational hypertension while accounting for other risk factors. METHODS: An intergenerational dataset was extracted from the Aberdeen Maternity and Neonatal Databank (AMND) which records all pregnancy and delivery details occurring in Aberdeen, Scotland since 1950. The analysis included all nulliparous women whose mothers' records at their births are also recorded in the AMND...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501276/diagnosis-of-preeclampsia-and-fetal-growth-restriction-with-the-sflt-1-plgf-ratio-diagnostic-accuracy-of-the-automated-immunoassay-kryptor%C3%A2
#9
Lisa Antonia Dröge, Alice Höller, Laura Ehrlich, Stefan Verlohren, Wolfgang Henrich, Frank Holger Perschel
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize the diagnostic accuracy of the Kryptor® assay for sFlt-1 and PlGF in maternal serum samples of uneventful singleton pregnancies and subjects with preeclampsia (PE) and PE-related outcomes such as fetal growth restriction (FGR). Longitudinal reference ranges of the sFlt-1 and PlGF level in the course of normal pregnancies were generated. METHODS: A cohort of subjects with PE and PE-related outcomes including FGR in the third trimester was compared to a cohort of women with uneventful outcome...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501275/dysregulation-of-the-fas-fasl-system-in-an-experimental-animal-model-of-hellp-syndrome
#10
Jacob Gibbens, Rachael Morris, Teylor Bowles, Shauna-Kay Spencer, Kedra Wallace
INTRODUCTION: Placental FasL is up-regulated in women with HELLP (hemolysis elevated liver enzyme and low platelet) syndrome and has been proposed to contribute to the liver damage seen in these patients. OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to determine if an experimental rodent model of HELLP also had dysregulation of Fas/FasL compared to normal pregnant (NP) rats. We also set out to determine if blockade of the endothelin system regulated Fas/FasL expression in HELLP rats...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501274/impact-of-fetal-growth-on-pregnancy-outcomes-in-women-with-severe-preeclampsia
#11
Ebony B Carter, Shayna N Conner, Alison G Cahill, Roxane Rampersad, George A Macones, Methodius G Tuuli
OBJECTIVE: To estimate whether pregnancy outcomes in women with severe preeclampsia (sPE) with small for gestational age (SGA) fetuses differ from those with sPE without SGA or isolated SGA. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of consecutive non-anomalous, livebirths in a single tertiary care institution from 2004 to 2008. We compared pregnancy outcomes in women who had sPE with SGA (birthweight<10th percentile), and sPE without SGA to those with isolated SGA as reference...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501273/cerebral-white-matter-lesions-after-pre-eclampsia
#12
P Soma-Pillay, F E Suleman, J D Makin, R C Pattinson
BACKGROUND: Women who have had pre-eclampsia in their previous pregnancies demonstrate a greater prevalence of cerebral white matter lesions several years after the pregnancy than women who have been normotensive during their pregnancy. Both the pathophysiology and the timing of development of these lesions are uncertain. White matter lesions, in the general population, are associated with an increased risk of stroke, dementia and death. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of cerebral white matter lesions amongst women with severe pre-eclampsia at delivery, 6months and 1year postpartum and to establish the possible pathophysiology and risks factors...
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501272/oxidative-stress-in-pre-eclampsia-have-we-been-looking-in-the-wrong-place
#13
REVIEW
Rachel D Williamson, Cathal McCarthy, Fergus P McCarthy, Louise C Kenny
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279449/eplerenone-in-the-management-of-resistant-hypertension-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea-in-pregnancy
#14
LETTER
Adam Morton, Josephine Laurie
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279448/visual-or-automated-dipstick-testing-for-proteinuria-in-pregnancy
#15
Mauricio E Correa, Anne-Marie Côté, Dane A De Silva, Li Wang, Prianthiny Packianathan, Peter von Dadelszen, Laura A Magee
OBJECTIVES: To compare the Multistix 10SG/visual-read with two automated methods (Multistix 10SG/Clinitek 50 and Chemstrip 10A/Urisys 1100) to detect significant proteinuria among high-risk pregnant women. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study at British Columbia Women's Hospital & Health Centre, Vancouver, Canada. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Diagnostic accuracy determined by sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios (LR+ and LR-)...
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279447/posterior-reversible-leukoencephalopathy-syndrome-pres-associated-with-severe-eclampsia-clinical-and-biochemical-features
#16
Carlos R Camara-Lemarroy, Nicolás Escobedo-Zúñiga, Estefania Villarreal-Garza, Erick García-Valadez, Fernando Góngora-Rivera, Héctor J Villarreal-Velázquez
OBJECTIVES: Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES) and eclampsia share clinical characteristics and patients may present with a combination of these two entities. Our aim was to study the proportion of patients with eclampsia having evidence of PRES in their brain imaging. METHODS: Retrospective study of pregnant patients diagnosed as having eclampsia that underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during their hospitalization. MRI diagnosis of PRES was assessed by 2 investigators blinded to group...
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279446/incidence-and-pregnancy-outcomes-of-superimposed-preeclampsia-with-or-without-proteinuria-among-women-with-chronic-hypertension
#17
Sayuri Nakanishi, Shigeru Aoki, Ami Nagashima, Kazuo Seki
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the incidence and pregnancy outcomes of superimposed preeclampsia (PE) with or without proteinuria among women with chronic hypertension. METHODS: This retrospective study included 142 women with essential hypertension diagnosed at ⩽20weeks of gestation, managed at a tertiary center. They were divided into three groups (non-PE, PE with proteinuria, and PE without proteinuria) to compare pregnancy outcomes. The non-PE group was further divided into two subgroups (controlled and uncontrolled hypertension)...
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279445/a-comprehensive-analysis-of-continuous-epidural-analgesia-s-effect-on-labor-and-neonates-in-maternal-hypertensive-disorder-patients
#18
Bin Han, Mingjun Xu
BACKGROUND: Maternal hypertensive disorder is one of the most common and severe medical complications during pregnancy. Epidural analgesia administration is widely used during labor process. AIM: To evaluate the potential advantage or disadvantage of continuous epidural analgesia's on labor and neonates for maternal hypertensive disorder patients comprehensively. METHODS: We have retrospectively analyzed 232 patients who diagnosed as maternal hypertensive disorder in our hospital since 2015...
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279444/neutrophil-to-lymphocyte-ratio-platelet-to-lymphocyte-ratio-mean-platelet-volume-red-cell-distribution-width-and-plateletcrit-in-preeclampsia
#19
Burak Yücel, Batuhan Ustun
INTRODUCTION AND AIM: Neutrophil to lymphocyte ratio (NLR), platelet to lymphocyte ratio (PLR), mean platelet volume (MPV), red cell distribution width (RDW) and plateletcrit (PCT) have all been recognized as systemic inflammatory response (SIR) markers. Our aim was to evaluate changes in NLR, PLR, RDW, MPV and PCT in preeclampsia and their use in predicting the severity of PE. STUDY DESIGN: This retrospective cohort study included 219 patients. Of them, 27 had mild PE, 82 had severe PE, and 110 were healthy, normotensive pregnant patients...
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279443/isshp-an-association-saving-the-lives-of-pregnant-women-and-their-babies-the-international-society-for-the-study-of-hypertensions-in-pregnancy-isshp-its-history
#20
John M Davison, Marshall D Lindheimer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2017: Pregnancy Hypertension
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