Perinatal Institute Research

Characterization in vitamin D status and metabolism in preeclampsia

This study aims to help us understand more about the potential link between vitamin D deficiency and a common complication of late pregnancy – preeclampsia.  Preeclampsia can lead to serious or life-threatening problems for the mother and/or baby. We hope that this research will help us to identify potential causes of preeclampsia that may eventually lead to prevention or cure.

Who is in charge of this research?

The doctor in charge of this research is Bryan Oshiro, MD.

How can you be involved?

You may be approached to participate in this study if you are between 18 and 40 years old and are observed in LLUCH’s Total Care Birth Center for preeclampsia in pregnancy.

Who should you contact if you would like for information?

Please contact Eugenia Mata-Greenwood, MD, PhD at ematagreenwood@llu.edu for more information about this study. Please note that research personnel do not provide medical advice unless he/she is your health care provider. If you have questions or concerns about your pregnancy, medical condition or health care, please contact your health care provider.