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Title: Maternal venous hemodynamics assessment for prediction of preeclampsia should be longitudinal.
Authors: Mesens, Tinne
TOMSIN, Kathleen
OBEN, Jolien
STAELENS, Anneleen
GYSELAERS, Wilfried
Issue Date: 2014
Citation: JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 2014 (20), p. 1-5
Abstract: Objective: To address the question whether maternal venous abnormalities exist at the onset of, or develop during the course of pregnancy. Methods: We present five case reports of patients with early onset preeclampsia (EPE), late onset preeclampsia (LPE), gestational hypertension (GH), essential hypertension (EH) and an uncomplicated pregnancy (UP). Maternal renal and hepatic vein Doppler waves and maternal venous pulse transit times (VPTT) were assessed in early pregnancy and again shortly before delivery. Results: In all cases, maternal VPTT were normal in early pregnancy and changed to abnormal values in EPE and LPE, which was not true for UP and GH or EH. Conclusion: These observations support the view that venous hemodynamic dysfunction of preeclampsia (PE) develops during the course of pregnancy. Therefore, assessment of an individual's venous function for prediction of PE should be serial and longitudinal.
Notes: Mesens, T (reprint author), Ziekenhuis Oost Limburg, Dept Obstet & Gynaecol, Schiepse Bos 6, B-3600 Genk, Belgium. tinne.mesens@zol.be
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/18200
Link to publication: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24846698
DOI: 10.3109/14767058.2014.916673
ISI #: 000350021100014
ISSN: 1476-7058
Category: A1
Type: Journal Contribution
Validation: ecoom, 2016
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