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11 Jul, 2016 Objective 3: GHP Trial Updates (May -July 2016)
The GHP Oral Antihypertensive Trial aims to compare the efficacy of oral labetalol, oral nifedipine, and oral methyldopa for the management of severe hypertension in pregnant women. The study is enrolling at two sites in Nagpur, India: Government Medical College (GMC) and Daga Women’s Hospital. Figure: GHP Enrollment graph as of June 2016. The study has enrolled 436... Read More
6 Jul, 2016 The Preeclampsia Foundation hosted 40 Promise Walks for Preeclampsia events in May
In recognition of National Preeclampsia Awareness Month in May, the Preeclampsia Foundation hosted 40 Promise Walk for Preeclampsia events across the United States to raise awareness and funds for this condition that impacts the whole family. Here are some of the awareness campaign highlights: The Preeclampsia Foundation hosted its second annual... Read More
6 Jul, 2016 Health Economics of the CLIP Trial Update
For the CLIP Pakistan Trial, an interim analysis of health resource utilization data was performed to estimate cost of maternal and newborn care in the control group. Mean costs were compared for hypertensive and normotensive pregnancies. Additional cost variables are being analyzed, which will feed the final economic modelling of the CLIP Trial. In addition, Asif Raza Khowaja... Read More
21 Jun, 2016 The FIGO Textbook of Pregnancy Hypertension Officially Launched at the 2016 RCOG World Congress
Photo: Peter von Dadelszen at the launch of the FIGO Pregnancy Hypertension textbook at the RCOG World Congress in Birmingham, United Kingdom.  The Global Library of Women’s Medicine (GLOWM) has published and released The FIGO Textbook of Pregnancy Hypertension. The aim of the textbook is to offer globally-relevant and robust evidence-based guidance for... Read More
8 Jun, 2016 CLIP's First Feasibility Supplement Published in BMC Reproductive Health
PRE-EMPT is excited to announce that we have published nine articles in BMC Reproductive Health in a special issue titled ‘Community insights from four low and middle-income countries into normal and complicated pregnancies’. This supplement highlights findings from the feasibility research conducted for the Community-Level Interventions for Pre-eclampsia (CLIP... Read More
30 May, 2016 PRE-EMPT at Women Deliver 2016
Pictured from left to right: Laura Magee, Sumedha Sharma, Tabassum Firoz and Sharla Drebit The 4th Women Deliver Conference took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from 16-19 May, 2016 and brought together 6000 attendees, including policy stakeholders, activists, researchers and civil society organisations. It was called the world’s largest global conference on the health,... Read More
30 May, 2016 Objective 3: CLIP Updates (April-May 2016)
The CLIP Trial has enrolled a total of 52,970 pregnancies as of 2 May, 2016 including 7,243 in Mozambique, 31,004 in Pakistan and 16,294 in India. CLIP activities are in full swing and trial monitoring visits are taking place in each of the sites during the months of April and May. The first of the Feasibility supplement publications (9 articles) are in press and... Read More
30 May, 2016 CLIP India Site Visit April 25-30, 2016
Sumedha Sharma, CLIP trial co-ordinator, and Tang Lee, CLIP research data analyst, conducted a site visit to Belgaum and Bagalkot between April 25-30, 2016. The first three days of the site visit were in Belgaum, and the last two were spent in Bagalkot. In addition to two full-day meetings, five PHC visits in Belgaum and Bagalkot, a home visit and a mother’s meeting at the... Read More
30 May, 2016 CLIP Pakistan Site Visit May 10-14, 2016
Marianne Vidler, CLIP trial co-ordinator, and Dustin Dunsmuir, software programmer, were in Karachi, Pakistan from May 10 – 14, 2016 for a CLIP Pakistan site visit. During the visit, Marianne and Dustin visited Jinnah Post-Graduate Medical College (JPMC) in Karachi, observed a POM visit in Matiari, and had data and clinical meetings at Aga Khan University (AKU). The team... Read More
30 May, 2016 STRIDER International Consortium IPD Meeting in London
The STRIDER International Consortium working group met in London, United Kingdom on April 28th – 29th, 2016. The meeting was attended by Phillip Baker, Louise Kenny, Peter von Dadelszen, Laura Magee, Aris Papageorghiou, Katie Groom, Chirag Kariya, Larry Li, Tang Lee, Christian Gluud and Robin Van Der Lee. Principal Investigators from each country (New Zealand and Australia,... Read More