Pre-eclampsia Research

World Pre-Eclampsia Day Research

NEW: APEC Research Portal

One of the key roles of APEC is to be the patient voice in world class research. We have launched a research portal so researchers who need APEC and patients to get involved can quickly ask for our support and provide us with all the information we need to quickly act to help.

PARROT-2 Follow on study assesses impact of PlGF tests

Researchers at Kings College London are in the process of conducting a follow on study to PARROT, PARROT-2. PlGF-based testing has been demonstrated to be useful in ruling out a diagnosis of pre-eclampsia.

PLGF based tests in suspected pre-eclampsia

The use of PLGF based tests in suspected pre-eclampsia

Placental growth factor (PlGF) is a protein involved in placental angiogenesis (the development of new blood vessels). In pre-eclampsia, levels of PlGF can be abnormally low.

Reducing maternal deaths from hypertensive disorders

Reducing maternal deaths from hypertensive disorders

Confidential inquiries into maternal deaths in the UK were established in 1952 and have aimed to report on every pregnancy related death since then.

Pre-eclampsia Information and Support

Placental growth factor testing

Placental growth factor testing to assess women with suspected pre-eclampsia: a multicentre, pragmatic, stepped-wedge cluster-randomised controlled trial.

PHOENIX trial

The PHOENIX trial is a non-masked, randomised controlled trial, comparing planned early delivery with usual care in women with pre-eclampsia between 34+0 and 36+6 weeks’ gestation.

Latest research news

July 20, 2020

Research priorities for pregnancy hypertension: a UK priority setting partnership now published

Research priorities for pregnancy hypertension: a UK priority setting partnership with the James Lind Alliance has now been published online by BMJ Open. APEC CEO Marcus […]
July 2, 2020

Bereavement Survey for parents relaunched after Covid-19 postponement

We want to ensure that bereavement care after a baby dies meets the needs of as many families as possible. We have found that very little […]
July 1, 2020

New study – Placental Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Preterm Pre-eclampsia

The placenta is an important organ for the baby in pregnancy, transferring oxygen and nutrients from the mother for growth and development. Placental dysfunction is thought […]
June 25, 2020
World Pre-Eclampsia Day Research

Continuing Care in COVID-19 Outbreak: A Global Survey of New and Expectant Parent Experiences

Researchers at Kings College London are working on two research projects which they are looking for volunteers to help with. “We are leading the UK arm […]
June 25, 2020
Low-Dose Aspirin For High-Risk Pregnancy

APEC piece on aspirin published in BJOG this week

Aspirin should be targeted to those who need it APEC CEO Marcus Green and Chair of Trustees Prof Andrew Shennan have written a short commentary piece […]
March 27, 2020

PlGF Testing in Scotland – an update

We continue to be concerned about the lack of take up of PlGF testing in Scotland and as a result of our recent discussions with policy […]

Cradle VSA Blood Pressure Monitor

Find out more about the world’s first medical device to detect shock and high blood pressure in pregnant women that could cut maternal deaths in developing countries by up to 25%, saving more than 70,000 lives a year.