CitationXu, Xiong; Saunders, L. Duncan; Wang, Fu-Lin; Davidge, Sandra T.; & Buekens, Pierre (2001). Preeclampsia and Cerebral Palsy in Low-Birth-Weight and Preterm Infants: Implications for the Current "Ischemic Model" of Preeclampsia. Hypertension in Pregnancy, 20(1), 1-13.
AbstractObjective: One of the prevailing hypotheses for the pathogenesis of preeclampsia is the "ischemic model." It assumes that reduced uteroplacental perfusion is the primary step and the point of convergence of diverse pathogenic processes in the development of preeclampsia. One might expect a fetus under such "ischemic conditions" to be at an increased risk of later development of cerebral palsy (CP). The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that maternal preeclampsia increases the risk of CP in preterm and low-birth-weight infants.
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleHypertension in Pregnancy
Saunders, L. Duncan
Davidge, Sandra T.