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The role of maternal characteristics in the prognosis of preeclampsia

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posted on 2023-03-17, 04:54 authored by MICHAEL SEAN TANNER

Preeclampsia is a leading cause of maternal and perinatal morbidity and mortality worldwide, but our understanding of its cause, progression and likely outcomes remains limited. This thesis examines how maternal characteristics influence the diagnosis and prognosis of preeclampsia. We found that women who are more likely to be diagnosed with preeclampsia, due to pre-existing comorbidities such as hypertension or obesity, often had better outcomes than did women who began pregnancy at low-risk of developing the disease. This is likely a result of unnecessary diagnosis and intervention for women with risk factors, indicating a need to review how we diagnose preeclampsia.


Principal supervisor

Ben Mol

Additional supervisor 1

Mary-Ann Davey

Additional supervisor 2

Euan Wallace

Year of Award


Department, School or Centre

Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Additional Institution or Organisation

Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Campus location



Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type



Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

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