The decidua basalis is one of the frontiers between placenta and mother. Its spiral arteries ensure that the placenta and fetus have adequate access to the maternal circulation, without compromising maternal health. Normally this requires a tightly regulated collaboration between tissues of genetically different individuals. But like all frontiers it can become a battlefield. The decidua is difficult to sample systematically. Some of the problems have been resolved by our vacuum suction metho...Expand abstract
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IFPA Award in Placentology Lecture: preeclampsia, the decidual battleground and future maternal cardiovascular disease.
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