Obstetrics & Gynaecology seminar: Necrotic trophoblasts and antiphospholipid antibodies, a deadly combination? Event as iCalendar

12 July 2013

3:30 - 4:30pm

Venue: William Liley Lecture Theatre, Room 12.058, Building 599, Auckland City Hospital Support Building

Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal mortality and morbidity during pregnancy characterised by new onset hypertension and proteinuria.  The pathological development of preeclampsia requires a triggering factor from the placenta (e.g. necrotic placental cellular debris) and is modifiable by maternal risk factors (women with antiphospholipid antibodies are ten-times more likely to develop preeclampsia).

This talk describes a two-part rat model investigating the effects of antiphospholipid antibodies, in conjunction with necrotic placental cellular debris, on maternal blood pressure during pregnancy.

Presented by: Sandy Lau

For more information please contact: Hazel Pannell Email: h.pannell@auckland.ac.nz