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Placental biomarkers to predict adverse obstetric and perinatal outcomes

Project Status Planning
Organisation Lead University of Queensland
Lead Investigator Sailesh Kumar
Program Area New Approaches To Prevention
Topic Novel Approaches To Detect The Fetus At Risk In Pregnancy
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This study aims to evaluate strategies for detecting mothers and babies at an increased-risk of late-pregnancy stillbirth and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Specific aims include:

Improving understanding and prediction of decreased fetal movements
Assessing the role of routine third-trimester ultrasound scanning in reducing adverse outcomes
Examining the role of PlGF (placental growth factor) in identifying women at-risk
Assessing barriers to morphology scanning