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Insulin Resistance and Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

2014-08-27 03:41:06 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The purpose of this study is to determine whether insulin resistance might affect the pathogenesis of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy since midtrimester. Furthermore, markers of vascular and placental injuries, of oxidative stress and inflammation will be evaluated.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Retrospective

Conditions

Hypertension in Pregnancy

Location

University Hospital
Messina
Italy
98121

Status

Completed

Source

University of Messina

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:41:06-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Pregnancy in which the mother and/or FETUS are at greater than normal risk of MORBIDITY or MORTALITY. Causes include inadequate PRENATAL CARE, previous obstetrical history (ABORTION, SPONTANEOUS), pre-existing maternal disease, pregnancy-induced disease (GESTATIONAL HYPERTENSION), and MULTIPLE PREGNANCY, as well as advanced maternal age above 35.

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The active alterations of vascular wall structures, often leading to elevated VASCULAR RESISTANCE. It is associated with AGING; ATHEROSCLEROSIS; DIABETES MELLITUS; HYPERTENSION; PREGNANCY; PULMONARY HYPERTENSION; and STROKE, but is also a normal part of EMBRYOGENESIS.

Proteins produced by organs of the mother or the PLACENTA during PREGNANCY. These proteins may be pregnancy-specific (present only during pregnancy) or pregnancy-associated (present during pregnancy or under other conditions such as hormone therapy or certain malignancies.)

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