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The impact of maternal obesity on vascular and metabolic function throughout pregnancy.

Stewart, Frances Maria (2008) The impact of maternal obesity on vascular and metabolic function throughout pregnancy. MD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Maternal obesity increases the risk of numerous maternal and fetal complications of pregnancy. Women were recruited at booking for antenatal care. Each subject was examined in the first, Second and third trimester of pregnancy as well as twelve weeks post partum. Using non invasive techniques microvasular function was measured at each visit. Fasting bloods were taken. This assessment allowed us to observe microvascular function, inflammatory response, dislipidaemia and changes in fatty acid composition with advancing gestation and the degree of recovery in the post partum. By recruitment of women with varying body mass index (BMI) values we were able to examine the influence of maternal BMI on these responses to pregnancy.

Item Type: Thesis (MD)
Qualification Level: Postdoctoral
Subjects: R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
Colleges/Schools: College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
Supervisor's Name: Freeman, Dr. Dilys and Caslake, Dr. Muriel and Ramsay, Dr. Jane and Greer, Prof. Ian
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Dr Frances M Stewart
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-426
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2009
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 13:18
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/426

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