New Study Published In The New England Journal of Medicine
The pan-European study on “Aspirin versus Placebo in Pregnancies at High Risk for Preterm Preeclampsia” shows that high-risk mothers who are administered aspirin starting in their first-trimester of gestation have a significantly lower incidence of preterm preeclampsia. (N Engl J Med. 2017 Jun 28. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1704559. [Epub ahead of print]). As an early identification of high-risk mothers is crucial, the new screening strategy used in this study, shown to be superior to other currently used methods, could potentially change existing protocols worldwide.
As a key investigator of the team who has recently relocated and taken up a new role in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Prof Liona Poon will further expand the validation of the findings with an Asia-wide study involving seven countries. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 2018 and we look forward to sharing more news with you when the time comes.
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