Tag: preeclampsia

1. Women with urinary tract infection (UTI) in the first or third trimester of pregnancy were more likely to develop preeclampsia. 2. UTI was associated with increased levels of placental growth factor (PIGF), which subsequently decreased among women who developed preeclampsia. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: Preeclampsia is a disorder...
1. Aspirin therapy for high-risk women was associated with a lower prevalence of preeclampsia. 2. In women with preeclampsia, aspirin therapy was linked with a lower likelihood of early delivery. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Preeclampsia, characterized by high blood pressures after 20 weeks of pregnancy, can occur in women...
1. Women who used an intrauterine device (IUD) were less likely to develop preeclampsia in subsequent pregnancies. 2. The protective effect of IUD use was observed in nulliparous women only. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)        Study Rundown: Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are considered one of the most effective contraceptive methods,...
1. Women with preeclampsia were more likely to have a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. 2. Women who experienced severe preeclampsia with placental insufficiency were more likely to have a child with developmental delay. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average)   Study Rundown: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and developmental delay (DD) are...
1. Vitamin D deficiency was associated with increased odds of developing preeclampsia. 2. An inverse dose-response relationship was observed between vitamin D levels and risk for preeclampsia. Evidence Rating Level: 3 (Average) Study Rundown: Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder of pregnancy, diagnosed when women at ≥20 weeks gestation develop a...
1. Use of low-dose aspirin was associated with a reduced risk for preeclampsia, intrauterine growth restriction and preterm birth in women at high risk for preeclampsia. 2. Low-dose aspirin was not associated with any appreciable harms during pregnancy. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Preeclampsia is among the leading causes of...
Image: PD  1. Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) levels in very early pregnancy were inversely associated with preeclampsia risk.  2. The inverse association observed between hCG levels and preeclampsia incidence was isolated to term pregnancies and severe preeclampsia.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)  Study Rundown: This study found that hCG level in early pregnancy...
Image: PD 1. Women with PCOS were more likely to have a preterm delivery. 2. Among women with PCOS, those who exhibited hyperandrogenism were more likely to experience preeclampsia and preterm delivery. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: This study found that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) was associated with adverse...
Image: PD 1. Women with high-risk HPV were more likely to develop preeclampsia.  2. Women who were HPV-positive were more likely to experience preterm delivery.  Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)            Study Rundown: This study found that infection with high risk HPV (LSIL, HSIL, ASCUS, ASCUS r/o HSIL) was...
Image: PD 1. Moderate evidence exists to suggest that treatment of gestational diabetes (GDM) is associated with a lower likelihood of preeclampsia, shoulder dystocia, and macrosomia. Little evidence exists to suggest an association of GDM treatment with short-term harm. 2. Evidence was insufficient for the association of treatment with numerous outcomes, including long-term...