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

September 29, 2020

Annual Expert Meeting is available to all for 2020.

Speakers include Kemi Badenoch MP and MBRRACE’s Prof Marian Knight. This year like so many other conferences and large meetings the annual expert meeting will be […]
September 2, 2020

APEC colleagues publish new review of PlGF in pre-eclampsia in BJOG

Placental growth factor in suspected preterm pre‐eclampsia: a review of the evidence and practicalities of implementation Despite extensive research, the pathophysiology and prevention of pre‐eclampsia remain […]
August 21, 2020

APECi (APEC International) An update

The Inaugural Meeting of APEC International (APECi)  Victoria Falls, Zambia, was in February 2020 The team came from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Uganda, India, South Africa and the UK […]
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 […]

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.