Tag: "infants" at medical news
Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...te Newborns St. Louis, June 18, 1996 -- Premature infants
with undevelopedlungs have a better chance of surv...found that the overall mortality rate of premature infants
inthe study dropped 16 percent. However, the drop was traced to a 41 percentdecrease in the death ra...
Maternal Exposure To Crack Cocaine Produces Stressed Newborns
...y the NationalInstitutes of Health, of about 1,400 infants
and children. Given that studiesof crack babies in...movebecause they were stiff." Some cocaine-exposed infants
were also drowsier andhad a weaker crawl than non-exposed babies. Napiorkowski and co-researchers in...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...spiratory distress syndrome in extremely premature infants
has shown that the procedure is safe and effective...duction of liquid into the lung and the ability of infants
to breathe with liquid allows us to ventilate the lung at lower pressure, which causes less damage,"...
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
...e identification of a way to single out those HIV+ infants
at highest risk for the rapid and aggressive devel...e not known conclusively how to predict which HIV+ infants
will fall into which category. Thymus dysfunction was common to the majority of HIV+ infants
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...covered the diminishedcalming effect in postmature infants
while studying how babiesdevelop early attachments...Smith and other researchers showed thatnormal-term infants
stopped crying when given a solutioncontaining 14 percent sucrose, or table sugar, and the postmatur...
Premature Birth Sometimes Can Adversely Affect Infant's Ties To Mother
...lity of parent-infant attachment between premature infants
ofless risk and normal infants. The researchers o...nteraction in homes and in a laboratory.All of the infants
had spent an average of three months in intensive careat the University of Michigan Hospital and had...
ACTG Protocol 185 Enrollment Halted
...ssion of HIV from infected pregnant women to their infants
when added to the standard AZT-based preventive tr...short-term serious side effects in either women or infants
were observed in either Pediatric ACTG Protocol 185 or 076. However, information on long-term safet...
Mother's Milk: Nutrition And Nurture For Infants -- And The Best Defense Against Disease
...nd other health care providers serving mothers and infants
will joinin observing the sixth annual World Breas... professionals as the idealsource of nutrition for infants
in almost every case. In addition, the nurturingrelationship engendered by breastfeeding contributes...
Ultrasound Helps Pediatric Heart Surgeons After Open Heart Surgery
...tawa, Canada, have studied about 60 patients from infants
to 18year olds and intend to double this number by the end of the study. The investigators will present their findings August 14th at the InternationalNeurosonology '97 meeting here sponsored by the World Federation of Neurologyand the Bowma...
Duke Obtains FDA Designation For Pompe Disease Therapy
...y, the therapy developed at Duke will be tested in infants
withthe most severe symptoms and for whom the dise..., anticipates that recombinantenzyme injected into infants
will be taken up by their muscle cells andrestore normal glycogen levels. This treatment, known as a...
X-Rays: How Big A Risk To Kids? UF Researchers Seek Answers
...uch ascatheters in treating the babies and because infants
experience much morerapid internalchanges than adults, said Jon Williams, chief of pediatric radiology atShands. Because children's cells divide rapidly as they grow, they are far moresensitive than adults to the chromosome-damaging effects ...
Effects Of 15% Oxygen On Breathing Patterns And Oxygenation In Infants
...ant deaths occurring during flight. Assuming that infants
account for one in 500 passengers, 750,000 infants
have travelled safely over the last ten years, estimates Milner. He concludes by saying that so lon...
Study Questions Common Practice Of Steroid Administration To Induce Lung Development In Premature Infants
...earlier treatment ofventilator-dependent premature infants
with the drug dexamethasone isbeneficial. The investigators enrolled 371 very-low-birth-weight infants
whoweighed between 1 and 3 pounds from 12 centers of the NICHD Neonatal ResearchNetwork. The infant...
UB Plants "Seeds" By Investing In Research Projects; Researchers Leverage Investment 14 Times Over
...istive technology materials to support the play of infants
and toddlers with physical and developmental disab...odel, the focus of which is to facilitate play for infants
with physical disabilities, is being replicated at two other sites in New York State. For David Ben...
Advisory: Nasal Spray Influenza Vaccine
...cine, a viral pathogen that produces bronchitis in infants
and childrenand is responsible for high morbidity rates in infants. Maassab is also in theprocess of developing a vaccine to tackle types one, two and three of theparainfluenza virus. "These are the most important respiratory pathogens in humans whi...
How Can Parents Treat Colic In Their Babies?
...tile colic - excessive crying in healthy, thriving infants
- is a self -limiting condition which is usually r...rents to be more appropriately responsive to their infants
and more effectively soothing, may help reduce crying. The authors argue strongly that drug treatme...
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
...thefirst trimester between mothers of 96 Brazilian infants
diagnosed with Mobiussyndrome and mothers of 96 infants
with neural tube defects. Among the mothersof infants
with Mobius syndrome, 47 (49 per cent) had tak...
Extreme Prematurity Brings Two-Fold Increase In Risk Of Repeating A Grade, Needing Special Education
... center, between 1983 and 1986. The 219 full-term infants
used as controls were selected randomly from live births at the hospital during the same period. Children's Hospital has one of the oldest groups of survivors of extreme prematurity. A neonatologist at Children's developed lung surfactant and p...
University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants
...ies at birth when they are uncertain about how the infants
willfare or when they don't know parents' wishes, ...se wishes. Resuscitation of such premature infants
generally postpones death byonly a few days, if death occurs, but does not contribute substantially ...
Study Ties Cerebral Palsy To Inflammation And Blood-Clotting Abnormalities
...tion (blood-clotting) factors, in blood taken from infants
shortly afterbirth. The results were dramatic. A...ncentrations ofdifferent substances are normal for infants
of different ages and to examine howlevels of these factors might become elevated and lead to brain ...
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