Preeclampsia Treatment Fairbanks AK

Researchers already knew that changes in the concentrations of two proteins—placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFit1)—keyed the onset of milder forms of preeclampsia but did not seem to cause the life'threatening levels of high blood pressure seen in severe cases.

Dennis Ray Hartung, MD
(907) 353-5253
1060 Gaffney Rd
Fort Wainwright, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Uniformed Services Univ Of The Hlth Sci, Bethesda Md 20814
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Victor Bartling
(907) 459-3511
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Joseph Allen Worrall Jr, MD
(907) 452-1761
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Cornell Univ Med Coll, New York Ny 10021
Graduation Year: 1948

Data Provided by:
Peter Douglas Lawrason, MD
(907) 452-1761
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Maternal & Fetal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Duke Univ Sch Of Med, Durham Nc 27710
Graduation Year: 1973
Hospital
Hospital: Fairbanks Mem Hosp/Denali Ctr, Fairbanks, Ak
Group Practice: Fairbanks Clinic Inc

Data Provided by:
Karl Bruno Baurick
(907) 479-7701
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Jean Tsigonis
(907) 459-3511
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Joseph Allen Worrall
(907) 451-4225
1919 Lathrop St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Dr.Richard Hess
(907) 459-3540
1275 Sadler Way #101
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
5.0, out of 5 based on 2, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Dr.Karl Baurick
(907) 479-7701
1919 Lathrop St # 108
Fairbanks, AK
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Wa Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1992
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 1, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Corrine Leistikow
(907) 459-3511
1001 Noble St
Fairbanks, AK
Specialty
Family Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Early Warning Signs of Preeclampsia

Provided by: 

By Kathryn Ayers

High blood pressure, fluid retention, and excess protein in the urine all signal the onset of preeclampsia, a condition that affects one in 20 women during the third trimester of pregnancy. While a cause for concern in all cases—about 200,000 women suffer from preeclampsia in the US each year, and it is a leading cause of premature births—only those women who experience large and sudden increases in blood pressure face the threat of severe complications for themselves and their fetuses.

Researchers already knew that changes in the concentrations of two proteins—placental growth factor (PlGF) and soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFit1)—keyed the onset of milder forms of preeclampsia but did not seem to cause the life-threatening levels of high blood pressure seen in severe cases. Their new study in The New England Journal of Medicine names a third factor, soluble endoglin, that seems to kick preeclampsia into overdrive. This protein, which the researchers found in high concentrations in the placentas of women with severe preeclampsia, normally helps maintain the blood vessels, but when it sloughs off the blood vessel walls and combines with sFit1, it actually weakens them.

The study reports that soluble endoglin levels begin to increase markedly two to three months before the onset of preeclampsia and that this increase is usually accompanied by an increased ratio of sFit1 to PlGF. This forewarning should enable researchers to develop a diagnostic test that will allow healthcare providers to counter a major cause of maternal and fetal mortality worldwide.

Author: Kathryn Ayers

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...