Preeclampsia Treatment Meridian MS

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.

Kathleen T Shine, MD
(601) 553-0616
619 45th St
Meridian, MS
Specialties
Family Practice, Obstetrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1990
Hospital
Hospital: Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Fitz-Gerald & Perret Clinic

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Urelaine R M Simon, MD
(601) 693-0118
2701 Davis St
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Female
Education
Medical School: Meharry Med Coll Sch Of Med, Nashville Tn 37208
Graduation Year: 1998

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William Van Hamilton
(601) 482-1002
1221 24th Ave
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Robert Acosta, MD
(601) 483-3919
1803 6th St
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: Jeff Anderson Reg Med Ctr, Meridian, Ms; Riley Memorial Hospital, Meridian, Ms; Specialty Hospital Of Meridian, Meridian, Ms

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James John Purdy, MD
(601) 482-1002
1221 24th Ave
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 48109
Graduation Year: 1971
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Hospital: Rush Foundation Hospital, Meridian, Ms
Group Practice: Women's Group Of Meridian

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Daniel Jos Mc Kiever, MD
1523 22nd Ave
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Al Sch Of Med, Birmingham Al 35294
Graduation Year: 1989

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Benny L Wright
(601) 693-0118
2701 Davis St
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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(601) 482-1002
1221 24th Avenue
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Robert D Blubaugh
(601) 703-9600
1730 14th Street
Meridian, MS
Specialty
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

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Gregory Eugene Lyman, MD
1803 6th St
Meridian, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1982

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Early Warning Signs of Preeclampsia

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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

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