Folic acid supplement use and the risk of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.

CONCLUSION: Findings from this study suggest that the use of folic acid-containing supplements may mitigate the risk for gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. PMID: 28870524 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Publication date: Available online 11 December 2019Source: Pregnancy HypertensionAuthor(s): Anisha R. Bouter, Johannes J. DuvekotAbstractBackgroundIn 2018/2013 both ISSHP and ACOG revised their original statements and postulated new criteria for preeclampsia with and without severe features. Most importantly, preeclampsia can now also be established in the absence of proteinuria when other specific symptoms are present.ObjectiveWhat is the clinical impact of the use of three different new definitions for the diagnosis of preeclampsia?Study designRetrospective cohort study of all pregnant women who gave birth in the Erasmus...
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionsThese results suggest that the impaired CBF autoregulation associated with placental ischemia is due, at least in part, to activation of the AT1 receptor and that the RAS may interact with other placental factors to promote cerebrovascular changes common to preeclampsia.
Source: Biology of Sex Differences - Category: Biology Source Type: research
(Reuters Health) - Obese women who have weight-loss surgery between pregnancies may be less likely to experience complications like high blood pressure and preterm births in their second pregnancy, a recent study suggests.
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Authors: Okido MM, Bettiol H, Barbieri MA, Marcolin AC, Quintana SM, Cardoso VC, Del-Ben CM, Cavalli RC Abstract A prospective cohort study was conducted to determine whether an increased uterine artery pulsatility index (UtA-PI) in the second trimester of pregnancy is a risk factor for neurodevelopmental outcomes in children 2-3 years of age. A group of pregnant women with a UtA-PI below the 90th percentile (P90) and a second group with a UtA-PI ≥ P90 in the second trimester were included in this study. The children of these women were evaluated during their second or third year of life using...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
This study aimed to analyse maternal and foetal condition and pregnancy outcomes of PE patients with different IOS, and to explore the disease progression and characteristics of maternal and foetal outcomes for different IOS, so as to provide the basis for future maternal and foetal monitoring of PE patients.Impact statementWhat is already known on this subject? In 2013, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists revised their definition of PE, sparking a heated debate. Subsequently in 2015, China updated its guidelines to define PE as hypertensive pregnancy accompanied by involvement of any other organ or org...
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Risks were especially high for heart failure, high blood pressure and blood clots among children born to mothers with diabetes.
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, Martínez-Vizcaíno V Abstract OBJECTIVE: To synthesize evidence regarding the association between interpregnancy weight change and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE, EMBASE, Cochrane Library, Web of Science, and ClinicalTrials.gov databases were systematically searched from the databases' interception until April 2019. Search strategy included the terms: "interpregnancy," "intergestational," "hypertension" and "hypertensive disorders." METHODS OF STUDY SELECTION: Studies that assessed the relationship between interpregnancy w...
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Prolonged expectant management of preterm hypertensive disorders of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk of maternal cardiac disease in the ensuing years. PMID: 31809423 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
Birth control pills are among the most effective ways to prevent pregnancy, but only if women faithfully take them every day. Human nature being what it is, nearly half of women admit to missing a pill at least once every three months, and, as a result, about 9% of women on oral contraception become pregnant every year. That number would almost certainly fall if women only had to remember to take the pill once a month or so. That’s why researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital (with support from the Gates Foundation) are trying to create a once-a-month birth control pill. In a paper published today (...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Birth Control embargoed study Reproductive Health Source Type: news
Conclusion(s)Childhood adiposity was associated with increased risk of pregnancy hypertension, with the association of childhood abdominal obesity independent of adult abdominal obesity. Women who were persistently overweight/obese or abdominally obese since childhood had the highest risk of pregnancy hypertension.
Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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