Wiebke Schaarschmidt

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BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) is a serious cardiovascular complication in pregnancy, which is associated with an increased future metabolic and cardiovascular risk for mother and newborn. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-21 was recently introduced as a novel adipokine improving glucose metabolism in vitro and in vivo. MATERIAL AND METHODS We investigated(More)
A total of 3406 brains were used to determine the relationship between length of body and weight of brain, which at a correlation coefficient of approximately 0.3 are not very close. Individual results are in good agreement with those reported in a similar paper by Polish authors. It is suggested that additional influential factors be included in such(More)
INTRODUCTION In the clinical routine, the diagnosis of preeclampsia is often challenging. Not all pregnant women with signs and symptoms of preeclampsia develop the disease. Recently, the assessment of the sFlt-1/PlGF ratio in the serum of pregnant women has been proposed as an aid in the diagnosis of preeclampsia. PATIENTS AND METHODS In a retrospective,(More)
UNLABELLED Preeclampsia is a serious cardiovascular complication in pregnancy which is associated with an increased future metabolic and cardiovascular risk for mother and newborn. Recently, chemerin was introduced as a novel adipokine inducing insulin resistance in vitro and in vivo. In the current study, we investigated serum concentrations of chemerin by(More)
Preeclampsia is a devastating complication of pregnancy. Soluble Fms-like tyrosine kinase-1 (sFlt-1) is an antiangiogenic protein believed to mediate the signs and symptoms of preeclampsia. We conducted an open pilot study to evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of therapeutic apheresis with a plasma-specific dextran sulfate column to remove(More)
AIMS Preeclampsia (PE) is considered a uniformly progressive disease, however, it shows a different pattern of clinical progression in patients with early (<34 weeks) or late (≥ 34 weeks) onset of the disease. Angiogenic factors such as soluble fms-like tyrosine kinase 1 (sFlt-1) and placental growth factor (PlGF) are closely related to the clinical course(More)
Preeclampsia (PE) contributes to maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality worldwide. Moreover, it is associated with an increased future metabolic and cardiovascular risk for mother and newborn. Recently, growth arrest specific protein (Gas) 6 has been introduced as a novel metabolic risk factor with anti-angiogenic, pro-atherogenic, and pro-adipogenic(More)
BACKGROUND Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with facets of the metabolic syndrome and an increased future metabolic and cardiovascular risk for mother and newborn. Recently, zinc-α2-glycoprotein (ZAG) has been proposed as a new adipokine involved in the pathogenesis of obesity. AIM In the current study, we investigated ZAG serum levels in PE patients as(More)
Sir, HELLP syndrome is a serious complication in pregnancy and is regarded to be a special clinical manifestation of preeclampsia. This syndrome refers to a constellation of hemolysis, elevated liver enzymes and thrombocytopenia, whereas the predominant symptoms of preeclampsia – hypertension and proteinuria – can be mild or even absent in some patients(More)