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29 Sep, 2016 Objective 2: fullPIERS Update (August - September 2016)
The fullPIERS model which was developed in a cohort of 2,023 women with pre-eclampsia admitted to tertiary perinatal units in high resourced centres, showed great potential upon internal validation as a predictive tool for adverse maternal outcomes resulting from pre-eclampsia (AUC ROC: 0.88). In order to introduce the fullPIERS model into clinical practice, the model needs to... Read More
29 Sep, 2016 Objective 3: CAP Update (August- September 2016)
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 September saw a major milestone: completion of recruitment. Our projections place us on... Read More
29 Jul, 2016 CLIP Pakistan Stakeholder Meeting
The CLIP Pakistan Definitive Trial has been ongoing since January 2015 and is scheduled to end December 31st , 2016. With exceptional support from government stakeholders, the Lady Health Worker (LHW) program representatives and referral health facilities in Hyderabad and Matiari, the CLIP Trial has been running smoothly. Peter visited Karachi from May 30 - June 2, 2016 and... Read More
29 Jul, 2016 Mozambique Ministry of Health Meetings
On July 11, 2016 the CLIP UBC and CLIP Mozambique teams met with the National Director for public health, Dr. Quinhas Fernando and the Vice Minister of Health, Mr Mouzinho Saíde. Ministry acknowledged the great work done by the CLIP team under the able guidance of Peter and Esperança. Ministry welcomed the concept of the CLIP project and was receptive to future plans of CLIP... Read More
13 Jul, 2016 Objective 3: CLIP Trial Updates (May-July 2016)
CLIP has recruited a total of 59,113 pregnancies as of July 2016. Since the last update, 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 and more details may be accessed through this article: https://pre-empt.cfri.ca/... Read More
13 Jul, 2016 Objective 3: CAP Update (May - July 2016)
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 Since the last report in May we have screened 39 women, enrolled 24 participants and... Read More
11 Jul, 2016 Congratulations to Sharla Drebit and Sumedha Sharma
Photo: Sumedha Sharma and Sharla Drebit outside of the Women Deliver 4th Global Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. On behalf of the PRE-EMPT team, we are incredibly proud to announce that Sharla Drebit, the PRE-EMPT Research Program Manager, and Sumedha Sharma, PRE-EMPT Research Co-ordinator have both recently completed their Masters Degrees! Sharla completed her Masters... Read More
11 Jul, 2016 Objective 2: fullPIERS Update (May-July 2016)
The fullPIERS model which was developed in a cohort of 2,023 women with pre-eclampsia admitted to tertiary perinatal units in high resourced centres, showed great potential upon internal validation as a predictive tool for adverse maternal outcomes resulting from pre-eclampsia (AUC ROC: 0.88). In order to introduce the fullPIERS model into clinical practice, the model needs to... Read More
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

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