Researchers create test that might help doctors quickly diagnose preeclampsia

Elizabeth Rodabaugh's problems began last month with spiking blood pressure and a splitting headache, and before long there was vomiting, hospitalization and IVs and soon — way too soon — the birth of her boy.

Rodabaugh, 34, of London, had prepared for a lot of pregnancy's complications, but preeclampsia wasn't one of them. "It was all (happening) within a couple days," she said.

A simple test being developed and studied by researchers at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital might have given her more notice.

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