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The Pregenesys Consensus Meeting held in Cambridge on 13 July 2009 was organized by the Pregenesys Consortium to review and critically discuss current knowledge regarding early markers of preeclampsia, to identify priorities and opportunities for future research, to consider issues that may need to be addressed in future recommendations and to highlight key(More)
Micronutrient status is increasingly recognized to play an important role in the health and well-being of pregnant women and in the development and long-term health of the offspring. On 26th - 28th February 2009, The Child Health Foundation invited leading experts in this area to a scientific workshop at Obergurgl, Austria to review and critically discuss(More)
In 902 singleton pregnancies, maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) levels between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy were significantly related to maternal weight (r = 0.24, p less than 0.0001). Lighter women had on average higher AFP levels than heavier women, perhaps on account of the greater concentration of AFP in their relatively smaller volume of blood.(More)
Workshops are an important part of the IFPA annual meeting as they allow for discussion of specialized topics. At IFPA meeting 2011 there were twelve themed workshops, four of which are summarized in this report. These workshops related to both basic science and clinical research into placental growth and nutrient sensing and were divided into 1) placenta:(More)
INTRODUCTION Circulating angiogenic factors are potential markers for preeclampsia, but heterogeneous studies have failed to identify precise predictive/diagnostic properties. The Global CoLaboratory is investigating how to merge published data of angiogenic factors for meta-analysis on an individual sample basis. OBJECTIVE To amalgamate pregnancy(More)
From November 1981 to July 1985, 124 women with International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) stage III ovarian cancer were treated in prospective studies of surgery and chemotherapy in our institution. Patients with no macroscopic cancer after primary surgery (n = 16) received five cycles of adjuvant cis-platinum; those with residual cancer(More)
Direct peritoneal samples obtained by scraping or brushing (with a Cytobrush) were compared to peritoneal lavages (washings) for the cytologic evaluation of patients with gynecologic disease. The direct samples were obtained during laparotomy or laparoscopy, following saline lavage if that was performed, and were immediately smeared on glass slides and(More)
The Southern Saskatchewan/Urban Aboriginal Health Coalition is an interdisciplinary, intersectoral team of researchers and communities dedicated to exploring what 'culturally respectful' care means in Aboriginal communities. Although the purpose of the research project was to examine this concept in an effort to improve health care service delivery and(More)
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