Smartphone App to Detect Preeclampsia in Development Researchers at Purdue University are developing a low-cost app and a wearable blood pressure cuff that syncs to the user’s smartphone to detect signs of preeclampsia – a pregnancy complication characterized by high blood pressure. The device is designed to measure whether a woman’s blood pressure increases when […]New Test Claims More Accurate Diagnosis of Preeclampsia
New Test Claims More Accurate Diagnosis of Preeclampsia A new blood test has been developed that claims to diagnose preeclampsia with 99% accuracy and predict its occurrence with 38.4% accuracy. The test, developed by Roche Diagnostics Korea, is performed between 20 and 34 weeks of pregnancy in an attempt to minimize the risks of injury […]Simple Urine Test Detects Preeclampsia in Expectant Mothers
Simple Urine Test Detects Preeclampsia in Expectant Mothers Preeclampsia, a condition characterized by high blood pressure and increased protein in urine during pregnancy with no known cause, is a relatively uncommon complication but may lead to preterm delivery and other dangerous side-effects. Elizabeth Rodabaugh experienced several just days before giving birth to her son, including tell-tale […]U.K. Zoo Delivers Baby Gorilla After Rare C-Section
U.K. Zoo Delivers Baby Gorilla After Rare C-Section Mothers often are affected by pregnancy complications, including preeclampsia and delivery by cesarean section—even in the animal kingdom. Bristol Zoo Gardens in the U.K. recently welcomed a baby gorilla born via cesarean after her mother Kera showed signs of preeclampsia. The female infant is a rarity; one of […]Increased Risk of Fetal Death with Early Preeclampsia Diagnosis
Increased Risk of Fetal Death with Early Preeclampsia Diagnosis Preeclampsia is a dangerous condition for both mother and fetus, which can cause a lack of blood flowing to the placenta, detachment of the placenta from the uterus, organ damage, premature birth, and death. Pregnant mothers should be aware of the symptoms of preeclampsia, including swelling, […]
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