Tansim Akhter

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether high-frequency ultrasound (US) yielding separate assessments of intima and media thickness gives additional information about the vascular morphology compared with the total common carotid artery intima-media thickness (CCA-IMT). METHODS Using a 22 MHz US instrument, we determined the near-wall CCA-IMT, the intima and media(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. Ultrasound assessment of the common carotid artery intima-media thickness (IMT) during or after PE has not indicated any increased cardiovascular risk. METHODS AND RESULTS We used high-frequency ultrasound (22 MHz) to estimate the individual common(More)
The vascular effects of normal pregnancy were investigated by estimating the intima and media thicknesses of the common carotid artery separately using 22-MHz ultrasound (Collagenoson, Meudt, Germany) in 57 healthy women with normal pregnancies and pregnancy outcomes, in all three trimesters and at 1 yr postpartum. A thick intima, thin media, and high(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether thicknesses of the intima and media in the common carotid artery (CCA) and the intima/media ratio (I/M) indicate an increased cardiovascular risk in non-pregnant women with a history of previous severe pre-eclampsia. METHODS Thicknesses of the CCA intima and media layers were measured using non-invasive high-frequency (22 MHz)(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) in pregnancy is a state of exaggerated inflammation and is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) later in life. Levels of pentraxin 3 (PTX3), a novel inflammation marker, are increased during PE and in individuals with CVD. The primary aim of this study was to assess whether serum PTX3 in women with(More)
BACKGROUND S100B is supposed to be a peripheral biomarker of central nervous system (CNS) injury. The purpose of this study was to compare levels of S100B in women with preeclampsia with levels in healthy pregnant control subjects and furthermore to analyze levels of S100B in relation to possible CNS effects. METHODS A cross-sectional case-control study(More)
OBJECTIVE Pre-eclampsia (PE) is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease later in life. In cases with PE there is a substantial increase in levels of the antiangiogenic factor soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) and decreased levels of the proangiogenic factor placental growth factor (PlGF). Elevated levels of sFlt-1 are also(More)
Akhter, T. 2013. Carotid Artery Wall Layer Dimensions during and after Pre-eclampsia: An investigation using non-invasive high-frequency ultrasound. Acta Universitatis Upsaliensis. Digital Comprehensive Summaries of Uppsala Dissertations from the Faculty of Medicine 890. 66 pp. Uppsala. ISBN 978-91-554-8641-9. Pre-eclampsia is associated with increased risk(More)
Small ovarian size and low number of follicles are major causes of low reproductive potential in buffalo (Bubalus bubalis). There is no tool through which reproductive performance of buffalo can be phenotyped. Therefore, aim of the present study was to develop a method on the basis of which reproductive performance of buffaloes can be phenotypically(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence of cerebral involvement among women with preeclampsia. Levels of the cerebral biomarkers neuron-specific enolase (NSE) and S100B are elevated during pregnancy in women developing preeclampsia. It is although not known if these biomarkers return to normal range postpartum. The aim with this study was to compare levels of S100B(More)
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