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OBJECTIVE To compare genome-wide methylation profiles in maternal leukocyte DNA between normotensive and preeclamptic pregnant women at delivery. METHODS Age, body mass index matched case-control comparison of methylation at 27,578 cytosine-- guanine sites in 14,495 genes in maternal leukocyte DNA in women with preeclampsia (PE; n = 14) and normotensive(More)
BACKGROUND Podocyturia, i.e. urinary loss of viable podocytes, may serve as a diagnostic tool for pre-eclampsia and as a marker of active renal disease. The current method to detect podocyturia is technically complex, lengthy and requires a high level of expertise for interpretation. The aim of this study was to develop a new technique for the(More)
Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific hypertensive disorder that may lead to serious maternal and fetal complications. It is a multisystem disease that is commonly, but not always, accompanied by proteinuria. Its cause(s) remain unknown, and delivery remains the only definitive treatment. It is increasingly recognized that many pathophysiological processes(More)
OBJECTIVE Studies have shown that podocyturia, i.e., urinary loss of viable podocytes (glomerular epithelial cells), is associated with proteinuria in preeclampsia. We postulated that urinary podocyte loss may persist after preeclamptic pregnancies, thus resulting in renal injury. This may lead to future chronic renal injury. In addition, we compared the(More)
INTRODUCTION Paradoxical embolus should be suspected in young patients with cerebrovascular events who do not have any vascular risk factors. There is significant controversy as to how best to treat his phenomenon. METHODS A case observation in a tertiary care center. RESULTS A 46-year-old was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) for(More)
The low incidence of preeclampsia, combined with evidence suggesting that there are different subtypes, create unique challenges for researchers studying this syndrome. The Global Pregnancy CoLaboratory recently outlined standardization strategies for preeclampsia studies. 1 These guidelines for creating comprehensive and optimal datasets should advance our(More)
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