Research

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.

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.

NHS Long Term Plan – Summary for Maternal and Neonatal Care

New NHS Long Term plan

This paper distils the key points of the NHS Long Term Plan – Summary for Maternal and Neonatal Care – that was launched on January 7th 2019, which can be downloaded, along with supporting papers from longtermplan.nhs.uk.

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.

Placental growth factor testing

Placental growth factor testing

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

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.