Preeclampsia: new insights.

  title={Preeclampsia: new insights.},
  author={Dinesh M. Shah},
  journal={Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension},
  volume={16 3},
  • Dinesh M. Shah
  • Published 2007 in Current opinion in nephrology and hypertension
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Preeclampsia is a disorder of gestation characterized by hypertension and proteinuria and can be complicated by eclamptic seizures. This review describes recent advances in the role of the renin-angiotensin system and angiogenic and anti-angiogenic factors of placental origin in its pathogenesis. RECENT FINDINGS Deficient uteroplacental perfusion has been recognized to be a feature in all preeclampsia syndromes. Increased renin expression observed in humans and animal models… CONTINUE READING


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