Svetlana Shachkina

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BACKGROUND Case control studies suggest that genetic thrombophilias increase the risk of placenta-mediated pregnancy complications (pregnancy loss, small for gestational age (SGA), preeclampsia and/or placental abruption). Cohort studies have not supported this association but were underpowered to detect small effects. OBJECTIVE To determine if factor V(More)
Although traditionally regarded as a disease confined to the lungs, acute pneumonia has important effects on the cardiovascular system at all severities of infection. Pneumonia tends to affect individuals who are also at high cardiovascular risk. Results of recent studies show that about a quarter of adults admitted to hospital with pneumonia develop a(More)
OBJECTIVE The Ottawa and Kingston (OaK) Birth Cohort collected data on maternal and infant genetic and epidemiologic variables in order to (1) explore the association between folate supplementation or thrombophilias and adverse, placenta-mediated pregnancy outcomes; (2) create a biobank of maternal and infant biological and genetic samples; and (3)(More)
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