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The role of trophoblast cells in HIV-1 passage across the placenta.
Background The combination of pre-eclampsia and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) remains a major obstetric dilemma in South Africa and, consequently, mother to child transmission of HIV remains a burden in our community. The ...
The spectrum of HIV related nephropathy in KwaZulu-Natal : a pathogenetic appraisal and impact of HAART.
Sub-Saharan Africa bears 70% of the global HIV burden with KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) identified as the epicenter of this pandemic. HIV related nephropathy (HIVRN) exceeds any other causes of kidney diseases responsible for end ...
The role of soluble FMS-like tyrosine-kinase-1, vascular endothelial growth factor and placental growth factor in HIV associated pre-eclamptic pregnancies : a South African perspective.
Introduction and aims. South Africa is the epicenter of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (15.7%) are the second cause of maternal deaths of which pre-eclampsia represents 83%. Normal pregnancy ...
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 ...