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Lisa's Story

Sometimes aside from the medical issues there is the very real side of emotion that breaks through in a HELLP story. Read Lisa's detailed story on the birth of her son Preston. 

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Pregnancy, Labor & Delivery - problems & complications

HELLP syndrome continues to be a diagnostic and management dilemma 

FOD Fatty Oxidation Disorder Communication Network

Herbs to treat mild rising of blood pressure?

Does Snoring affect a Pregnant Mom & her Blood Pressure?

Is there a test out there to screen for  Toxemia?


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Previous weeks featured web articles

Final Diagnosis -- Complications of Pregnancy
PIH and antiphospholipid antibody syndrome

Pregnancy and high blood pressure

LCHAD HomePage
LCHAD has been linked to Acute Fatty Liver of Pregnancy and HELLP Syndrome.


Liver Disease in Pregnancy
Discusses Liver Function tests

High blood pressure ups pregnancy risks 

Working Group Report on High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy

High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy Dangerous for Both Mother and Baby

Four Months of Exclusive Breast-Feeding recommended for Low-Birthweight Infants 

Internet Health Library - HELLP Syndrome

Aggressive Management of Hellp Syndrome and Eclampsia

Fitness Heaven- HELLP Syndrome

HELLP Syndrome and Preeclampsia with Transient Cortical Blindness 

Clinical and Investigative Medicine - Primary antiphospholipid antibody syndrome progressing to HELLP syndrome, despite prophylactic
low-molecular-weight heparin

Blood Chemistry Imbalance Linked to Potentially Fatal Disorder of Pregnancy

Internet Access to Preemies Lowers Parent Frustrations

High Risk Pregnancy

Thyroid Malfunction During Pregnancy

Hormone clue to pre-natal condition

Strokes linked to cold remedies, diet aid

Understanding Autoimmune Disorders

The Antiphospholipid Syndrome 

Autoimmune Disease in Women -
The Facts

Diseases which resemble Celiac Diseases


Fetal cells may trigger autoimmune disease

Hemic and Lymphatic Diseases

HELLP Syndrome and your Pregnancy

HELLP Syndrome - Medfacts Medical Encyclopedia

Acquired Thrombophilia Antiphospholipid
Antibody Syndrome Category 2 Immune Problems

Pregnancy Induced Liver Disease

Does Fasting in Pregnant Sheep Cause a Syndrome Analogous to Human Preeclampsia? 

Pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia -eMedicine

Acquired Thrombophilia Antiphospholipid
Antibody Syndrome Category 2 Immune Problems

Pregnancy Induced Liver Disease

Does Fasting in Pregnant Sheep Cause a Syndrome Analogous to Human Preeclampsia? 

Pregnancy, Pre-eclampsia -eMedicine

Straight Talk About Toxemia


Screening for Preeclampsia

An overview of pregnancy in women with underlying renal disease. 

Effect of Corticosteroids for Fetal Maturation on
Perinatal Outcomes

High Risk Pregnancy Hypercoagulability

An overview of pregnancy in women with underlying renal disease. 

Effect of Corticosteroids for Fetal Maturation on
Perinatal Outcomes

HELLP Syndrome: Recognition and Perinatal Management

Liver Disease in Pregnancy 

Acute Renal Failure

HELLP Syndrome and Your Pregnancy

HELLP! A Cry for Laboratory Assistance: A Comprehensive Review of the
HELLP Syndrome Highlighting
the Role of the Laboratory 

studies including long term follow up of infants born to mothers
with HELLP syndrome

Pregnancy Complications Fact Sheet Index - HELLP Syndrome

Acute Fatty Liver during pregnancy

A case story of Liver disease in pregnancy/HELLP

HELLP Syndrome Alters Human Placental Vascular Relaxation to Progesterone 

Disorders in Haemostasis

Hepatitis C and HIV: New Issues for Pregnant Women - HELLP Related

Hypertensive Disorders in Pregnancy

Wound Complications Following Cesarean Delivery of Patients with
HELLP Syndrome: Pfannenstiel Versus Vertical Skin Incision 

Key Concepts of Perinatal Pathology & Maternal Disease

Dexamethasone-facilitated postponement of delivery of an extremely preterm pregnancy complicated by the syndrome of hemolysis, elevated liver
enzymes, and low platelets.

Pre-eclampsia and the HELLP syndrome still cause maternal mortality in The Netherlands and other developed countries; can we reduce it?


TpPtm measures blood clot formation

Quick Strike weapon for Toxemia

American Biogenetic Sciences Diagnostic Test May Prove to be Novel Marker for Life Threatening Complication of Pregnancy

Predicting Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

Haemostatic, Endothelial and Lipoprotein Parameters and Blood Pressure Levels in Women with a History of Preeclampsia

APC Resistance and other Haemostatic Variables during Pregnancy and
 PuerperiumAPC Resistance and other Haemostatic Variables during Pregnancy and Puerperium

Activated protein C (APC) resistance, due to a point mutation in the factor V gene (FV:Q 506 ), is a major risk factor for venous thromboembolism in pregnancy


Preeclampsia (hypertension of pregnancy) and inappropriate activation of the angiotensin AT1 receptor
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A Fetal Fatty-Acid Oxidation Disorder as a Cause of Liver Disease in Pregnant Women

FOD Fatty Oxidation Disorder Communication Network

Fetal mutations that disrupt fatty-acid oxidation

Preeclampsia and Fetal Growth Retardation: Is There an Association with
Antiphospholipid Antibodies? 

Cholestasis in pregnancy

Differential Diagnosis -- Renal Failure, Anemia &

The Role of the Anaesthetist in the Management of Pre-Eclampsia

Definitions, evaluation & classification of hypertensive disorders in pregnancy 

Pharmacology List

Infants of Mothers with Hypertension
or Pre-eclampsia


Pregnancy, Eclampsia


Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura 

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Antiphospholipid Antibodies

Researchers Identify Risk Factors For Preeclampsia in Hypertensive Women

Another good article about High Blood Pressure during Pregnancy

High Cholesterol Linked to Preeclampsia

Respiratory Arrest in Pregnancy-PreE

Acute renal failure in pregnancy

HELLP Syndrome and Hypoglycemia

LCHAD Deficiency:DNA Analysis

More on LCHAD Deficiency

HELLP Syndrome: the benefit of corticosteroids.

Ca++ does not prevent preeclampsia

Vitamins C & E may avert toxemia in pregnancy

A Novice Learns well in labor & delivery

Liver Disease In Pregnancy

BringhamRAD HELLP Teaching case

Extensive Circulation Lesions in a HELLP Patient

Maternal Blood Group & Pre-Eclampsia

Pre-E High Blood Pressure in Pregnancy



Acute onset of blindness during labor: report of a case of transient cortical blindness in association with HELLP syndrome.


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