News archive for Registrybased studies of familial risks
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.
Prepregnancy maternal overweight increases the risk of both early and late preterm delivery. (04.12.2012)
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.