Preeclampsia Treatment Westerly RI

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.

Anthony C Monteiro, DO
45 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Ny Coll Of Osteo Med Of Ny Inst Of Tech, Old Westbury Ny 11568
Graduation Year: 1995

Data Provided by:
Anne Ernst Wood, MD
80 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
Graduation Year: 1977

Data Provided by:
John T Auth, MD
(401) 596-0111
80 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med, Washington Dc 20007
Graduation Year: 1975

Data Provided by:
Mary Evelyn Gordinier, MD
25 Wells St
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1991

Data Provided by:
Anne E Wood
(401) 596-0111
80 Beach St
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Andrew P Neuhauser
(401) 596-1905
45 East Ave
Westerly, RI
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Rachel K Ciaccio, MD
45 Wells St Ste 104
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Miami Sch Of Med, Miami Fl 33101
Graduation Year: 1999

Data Provided by:
Dr.John T. Auth
(401) 596-0111
80 Beach Street
Westerly, RI
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1975
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Westerly
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.6, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Insu Kong
(401) 596-9939
31 Crestview Dr
Westerly, RI
Specialty
General Practice, Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Insu Kong, MD
(585) 593-4031
31 Crestview Dr
Westerly, RI
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Suny-Hlth Sci Ctr At Brooklyn, Coll Of Med, Brooklyn Ny 11203
Graduation Year: 1989

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...