Category Archives: maternal-fetal medicine

New field-based test for preeclampsia validated in large-scale study.


Preeclampsia, which affects 5 to 8% of pregnancies worldwide, is characterized by high blood pressure and protein in the urine. The disorder is the number one reason physicians decide to deliver children prematurely and is responsible for approximately 18% of maternal deaths in the U.S.  Experts describe preeclampsia as extremely difficult to diagnose.  Now, researchers from The Ohio State University

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