Volume 91 Issue 48 | pp. 10-13
Issue Date: December 2, 2013

Cover Story

Early Detection Of Preeclampsia

Biomarkers are leading to tests to identify the life-threatening pregnancy complication before it becomes deadly
Department: Science & Technology | Collection: Life Sciences
News Channels: Analytical SCENE, Biological SCENE
Keywords: biomarkers, diagnostics, pregnancy complications, preeclampsia

Eleni Z. Tsigas’s first two pregnancies clearly illustrate the need for a predictive test for preeclampsia, a hypertensive condition during pregnancy that is a major cause of preterm deliveries. Both times she suffered from severe preeclampsia. Her first pregnancy ended with the death of her daughter because the condition was not recognized in time. In her second pregnancy, she and her doctors were vigilant for the first signs of preeclampsia. Even though they couldn’t prevent . . .

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