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A Registry-based research group at the Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care (IGS) has published results from a large, population-based prospective cohort study on placental abruption.
In an article in American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, co-authored by Dr. Morken, it is shown that pre-pregnancy body mass index is an important determinant of preterm delivery risk, independent of sociodemographic, health, and lifestyle variables.
In a article published in British Medical Journal Professor Skjærven and his team shows that one child mothers with pre-eclampsia are at higher risk of developing heart problems.
Familial aggregation of risk factors does not seem to explain increased ESRD risk after pre-eclampsia. These findings support the hypothesis that pre-eclampsia per se may lead to kidney damage.