Characterization and Epigenetics of Post-Partum Preeclampsia

2016-10-18 02:08:21 | BioPortfolio


This study will recruit women with post partum pre-eclampsia and match them to controls without postpartum pre-eclampsia to identify an epigenetic signature that is specific to women with post partum pre-eclampsia to help characterize the underlying pathophysiology of post partum pre-eclampsia.


Preeclampsia (PEC) is a heterogeneous disease that complicates 5-8% of pregnancies. Approximately 10% of PEC patients will present with post-partum PEC without having developed the syndrome during the pregnancy (PP-PEC). Management of post-partum preeclampsia (PP-PEC) is challenging because many women do not seek care until neurologic symptoms result from severe-range elevated blood pressure. The pathogenesis and clinical characteristics of PP-PEC are understudied and poorly understood. Identifying clinical risk factors and biomarkers of PP-PEC would help to identify women at risk.

Study Design

Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective


Post Partum Pre-eclampsia


no intervention


Not yet recruiting


Columbia University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-10-18T02:08:21-0400

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