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9 Feb, 2017 Preeclampsia Foundation Vision Grant Award Program
According to the World Health Organization, pre-eclampsia is one of the least funded areas of research, especially when considered against Disability Adjusted Life Years (DALYs). The Preeclampsia Foundation’s Vision Grant Program fund medical research pertaining to the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The Preeclampsia... Read More
30 Jan, 2017 Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research: Reflections and Summary
Reflections and summary by Sumedha Sharma From 14‐18 November 2016, over 2,050 delegates from 101 countries assembled in Vancouver, Canada, for the Fourth Global Symposium on Health Systems Research on the theme of ‘Resilient and responsive health systems for a changing world’. The five-day symposium consisted of 53 organised sessions, 248 oral presentations, 74 satellite... Read More
27 Jan, 2017 Objective 3: CLIP Trials Updates (December 2016 - January 2017)
The CLIP Trial has recruited a total of 76,945 pregnancies to date, and two of the three trials have ended the active phase of the recruitment. It gives us great excitement to share that the CLIP Pakistan Trial has ended the active phase of the trial as of 31 December 2016. The CLIP Pakistan Trial, co-ordinated by Aga Khan University (AKU) in Karachi and led by Rahat... Read More
26 Jan, 2017 Objective 2: Predictive Model for Postpartrum Haemorrhage and Sepsis Project (December 2016 - January 2017)
The Predictive Model for Postpartrum Haemorrhage and Sepsis Project has finished recruitment in Karachi, Pakistan with the enrolment of 3,756 women as of January 2017. Post-doctoral fellow Beth Payne was in Karachi from 17 - 20 January 2017 for a site visit. A highlight was Beth visiting Jinnah Post Graduate Medical College (JPMC), where she met with the data collectors... Read More
26 Jan, 2017 Global Pregnancy Collaboration (CoLab): Updates (December 2016 - January 2017)
The 2017 New Year has just begun and CoLab members are busy with exciting projects and activities. Preliminary planning for the 2017 CoLab meeting in London is underway. Authors of manuscripts that will be included in the 2016 CoLab Oxford Proceedings to be published in Placenta are finalizing their papers to meet the 1 February 2017 submission deadline. A new working group... Read More
25 Jan, 2017 New PRE-EMPT Members
On behalf of PRE-EMPT, we would like to welcome Alison Mclean and Jeff Bone!  Alison Mclean is our new PRE-EMPT co-ordinator. She studied at the University of British Columbia where she earned her BSc in General Sciences with a focus on Life Sciences and Earth and Ocean Sciences. She has extensive research experience in both clinical and laboratory settings. She is... Read More
25 Jan, 2017 The New World Health Organization Antenatal Care Guidelines
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently released WHO recommendations on antenatal care for a positive pregnancy experience. This new guideline recommends a minimum of eight antenatal visits during pregnancy, and also supports task-sharing and community-based participatory action learning for antenatal delivery. Guidance on pre-eclampsia and eclampsia is... Read More
25 Jan, 2017 Objective 1: CAP Updates (December 2016 - January 2017)
The CAP Study Women with a history of pre-eclampsia in their most recent pregnancy, who agree to participate, receive calcium 500mg daily or placebo from enrolment until they become pregnant, and up to 20 weeks of pregnancy. The primary outcome is pre-eclampsia. CAP study progress: The home stretch Out of 569 completed pregnancies, 56 miscarried and 11 were terminated... Read More
25 Jan, 2017 Objective 3: GHP Trial Updates (December 2016 - January 2017)
Gynuity Health Projects, in collaboration with colleagues at Government Medical College, Nagpur and Daga Women’s Hospital are conducting a pragmatic, open-label, randomised control trial of three oral anti-hypertensive regimens for women with severe hypertension in pregnancy. Women presenting with severe hypertension in pregnancy will be randomised to one of three oral... Read More
25 Jan, 2017 Objective 3: STRIDER Updates (December 2016 - January 2017)
The STRIDER Canada Coordinating Centre is pleased to announce that the STRIDER Canada trial is now fully operational at BC Children’s and Women’s Hospital! The process of identifying eligible participants is underway, and the STRIDER Canada team is looking forward to randomizing the first woman in the trial. STRIDER Canada trial coordinator Brendan Sorichetti is in the... Read More