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The role of leptin in HIV associated pre-eclampsia.
HIV and hypertensive disorders in pregnancy, in particular pre-eclampsia, are the main causes of maternal mortality in South Africa. In HIV associated pre-eclampsia, it is biologically plausible that the immune activation ...
Morphometric comparisons of term placentae from normotensive and pre-eclamptic pregnancies suggest maladaptations of the fetal component of the placenta in pre-eclampsia.
Adequate maternal, intervillous and fetal blood flow are all necessary for fetal wellbeing. Compromise to any part of this exchange would be detrimental to pregnancy outcome. Preeclampsia is associated with reduced ...
The effect of adipokines in HIV associated pre-eclampsia : (C-peptide, ghrelin, gastric inhibitory polypeptide, glucagon like peptide-1, glucagon, insulin plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 and visfatin).
Introduction: South Africa has a maternal ratio of 300 deaths/100,000 live births. Non-pregnancy related infections (mainly deaths in HIV infected pregnant women complicated by tuberculosis and pneumonia) accounts for 34.7% ...
Hepatocyte growth factor and epidermal growth factor in HIV associated preeclampsia.
Background: The survival or death of a cell is reliant upon growth factors. Hepatocyte and Epidermal Growth Factor (HGF and EGF) promote vital cellular processes such as cell survival, proliferation, differentiation, growth, ...
The role of basic fibroblast growth factor in HIV associated preeclampsia.
Background: In South Africa, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality, however, little is known about the prevalence and distribution of HBV in some regions and populations. Methods: ...