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Swedish research show that it is easier to predict pregnancy problems

Thursday, 22 September 2011
In the future it may be easier to predict complications during pregnancy. This is a result from researchers in Link�ping University who found a way to predict pre-eclampsia and other problems during pregnancy.

What the scientists have done is to identify molecules that are important for normal pregnancy and that means it is easier to predict the complications that can harm the foetus.
“You can simply do blood tests to see if these compounds are in the wrong levels,” says Jan Ernerudh, professor of clinical immunology at the University of Link�ping.

As an example of the complications can be predicted, he mentions recurrent miscarriages, preeclampsia and preterm delivery.

I want to emphasize that there are many known causes for these problems. But there is also a large group of problems we do not know what the causes are. Then one can imagine that with this knowledge to predict whether there will be such a pregnancy could be of great help, according to the researchers.
By Scancomark.se Team


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