Professor Colin Sibley, Professor of Child Health and Physiology at The University of Manchester - 'Finding solutions to problem pregnancies'
|Starts:||17:30 25 Sep 2008|
|Ends:||17:30 25 Sep 2008|
|What is it:||Lecture|
Professor Colin Sibley, Professor of Child Health and Physiology at The University of Manchester - 'Finding solutions to problem pregnancies. Despite many improvements in obstetric practice and care, and advances in knowledge through research, it is estimated that more than half a million women die each year as a result of pregnancy and childbirth, and millions more become ill or disabled around the world. At present, no in utero therapies exist for the early screening, management or treatment of pre-eclampsia or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) - two of the most common diseases of pregnancy - and their precise causes are unknown. It is clear that the origin of many cases of pre-eclampsia and IUGR is in an abnormally functioning placenta. Therefore, this lecture will describe some of the work The University of Manchester is doing to better understand the placenta and what goes wrong with this organ in pregnancy diseases. There is a non-refundable booking fee of £5 per person. Please contact Jean Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 0161 306 3066 for further details.
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