Pre-eclampsia and lung problems in new-born babies

Pregnant women sometimes suffer from high blood pressure (pre-eclampsia) which can affect the formation of blood vessels (angiogenesis). This study looked at whether pre-eclampsia increased the risk of lung problems (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) in new-born babies. 319 babies were included in the study, 102 of them born to mothers with pre-eclampsia. The study found that pre-eclampsia was not a risk factor for lung problems although not growing properly in the womb was.

You can read the abstract of this article here.

 

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About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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