Method of diagnosing pre-eclampsia

Steven J. Wagner, Vesna D. Garovic

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Abstract

Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific disorder that causes a high degree of maternal and fetal morbidity and mortality. Despite many recent advances in the field, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of pre-eclampsia remain elusive. The current patent application provides evidence for a marker of pre-eclampsia, a 26.6-kDa polypeptide, which is present in pre-eclamptic women and absent in normal controls. The prospect of developing a laboratory test for the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia is exciting, as is the possibility for risk-stratification and potential therapies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)299-302
Number of pages4
JournalExpert Opinion on Medical Diagnostics
Volume1
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2007

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Keywords

  • diagnosis
  • hypertension
  • pre-eclampsia
  • prediction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Biochemistry, medical

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