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Leptin levels in the hypertensive black African parturient.
Background: Leptin is a new adipose-derived hormone discovered in 1994. It is vital in energy balance and weight regulation in humans. During pregnancy the placenta is an extra source of leptin. The role of leptin in ...
Spot urine protein to creatinine ratio testing : new techniques for detecting proteinurra in pre-eclampsia.
Background: The most commonly employed screening method for proteinuria is a semi- quantitative dipstick urinalysis, but it has been shown to be inaccurate in pregnancy. New developments in the assessment of proteinuria ...
Evaluation of haematological parameters and immune markers in HIV-infected and non-infected pre-eclamptic Black women.
This study focuses on women with both pre-eclampsia and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Pre-eclampsia is a pregnancy-specific syndrome that occurs after 20 weeks gestation. Thrombocytopenia is the most common haematological ...