A holy grail for pre-eclampsia research is to discover a magic bullet that quenches the disease. Such a wonder drug could buy time for clinicians to safely deliver women affected by severe disease and minimise organ injury. Quite possibly, those with preterm pre-eclampsia could be given such a drug and be safely coasted along to a more advanced gestation, removing the fetus from the perils of severe prematurity. Sadly, no such treatment exists. And arguably, there are very few new serious contenders touted that are close to clinical trials.
Will a treatment be found? […]
A Eulogy and Tribute to Andrea Luigi Tranquilli
Professor Andréa Tranquilli died 12th January 2014 and Italy has lost an outstanding obstetrician/Gynecologist, brilliant, teacher, mentor, and exceptional researcher. Simultaneously the International Society for the Study of Hypertension (ISSHP) lost its current president, a visionary leader, while we lost a dear friend, virtually a brother whom each of us have known for over 25 years. This tribute celebrates Andrea’s life and achievements, taking this moment to acknowledge the remarkable contributions he has made to Obstetrics and Gynecology in general and Hypertension in Pregnancy in particular. […]