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First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds

...e. Therisk of the condition increases sharply with maternal age. For women under age30, the risk of conceiving a fetus with Down syndrome is less than 1 in 1,000. By age 35, the risk is 1 in 400, by age 40, 1 in 105, and by age 49, 1 in 12. Currently, the most effective way to diagnose fetuses with D...

Earliest Warning Sign Indicates Need To Test For Condition Associated With Fetal Deaths

... several possible clinical indicators -- including maternal fever, elevated white cell count, uterine tenderness, foul-smelling discharge and increased fetal heartbeat -- were considered necessary to justify screening for chorioamnionitis, Gugino said. By comparing patient records during the pr...

Health Risk To "Cigarette Babies" Is Neglected, Duke Scientist Charges

...unequivocal scientific evidence that nicotine from maternal smoking causespossibly 100,000 fetal deaths each y...l problems that we know are part of the outcome of maternal smoking." Children and adolescents who take up smoking also may suffer braindamage, said Slo...

University Of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) Study: Parents' Wishes, Uncertainty Determine Resuscitation Of Premature Infants

...n and Dr. Lewis H. Margolis,associate professor of maternal and child health. "There is a lot of pain involved in these extraordinarily hard decisions- personal pain for the family and staff, varying amounts suffering for thebabies and sometimes great expense," Doron said. "Some babies do fine, butoth...

Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects

...sin women aged 35 and older. For women at advanced maternal age, two procedures,chorionic villus sampling (CVS...ife. Research suggests that screening by maternal age and thickness of skinat the neck now identifies more than 80 percent of affected fetuses. When t...

Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection Of Kidney Transplant Donors

...ers, or human leukocyte antigens (HLA), on maternal tissue can provide valuable information for identi...ain View, Calif. "The simple addition of maternal HLA typing," says Dr. Burlingham, "to the routine family workup for living-related kidney do...

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First

...oninvasive Down syndrome screening programbased on maternal age, maternal biochemical markers measured from blood obtainedby a finger stick, and a fetal ultrasound measuremen...

Study Confirms Girls' Belief: More Fat Means Fewer Dates

...ing to Dr. Carolyn Halpern, assistant professor of maternal andchild health at the UNC-CH School of Public Hea...d Udry andChirayath Suchindran, Kenan professor of maternal and child health and sociologyand professor of biostatistics, respectively, both at UNC-CH, and Dr. ...

International Meeting To Reduce Neonatal Mortaltiy

... of neonatal mortality include low birth weightand maternal malnutrition, reproductive tract infections, infectious diseases(pneumonia and diarrhea), malaria and exposure to toxic substances. An international meeting funded by USAID's Child Health Research Project andhosted by the Johns Hopkins School of Publ...

$50 million from Bill and Melinda Gates will fund Columbia Public Health program to prevent maternal deaths in developing nations

...treatable health problems in developing nations -- maternal death and disability. The gift was announced at Co...nternational women'sgroups whose aim is to prevent maternal death. "The Gates Foundation gift is of critical importance because of thelong-term impact i...

CHR, UNICEF and World Bank to co-sponsor meeting on low-birth weight

... Cultural beliefs and social practices relating to maternal food intakeand birth weight; Measurement of pregnancy weight gain and usefulness for targeting; Measuring size at birth - alternatives and implications for monitoringand evaluation; Low birth weight - prevention and after care in routine programs;...

Low birth weight affects 50% of all children in South Asia

...clude: Maternal malnutrition; Malaria; Low maternal age; Short maternal stature, and Low pregnancy weight gain. In his opening address, Al-Haaj Janab Salahuddin Yusuf, M...

Pediatrician will work to cut sexually transmitted diseases

... Dr. J. Richard Udry, professor of sociologyand of maternal and child health at the UNC-CH School of Public Health, as heand his Add Health colleagues gather information next year on 20,000 U.S.residents between ages 18 and 25. Participants will be the same as those randomly selected and surveyed a...

Well-adjusted moms have healthy births

...sources in the form of self-relevant beliefsaffect maternal and fetal health," said Christine Killingsworth Rini, author ofthe study. "A woman's ability to adapt to the changes and challenges ofpregnancy is important to the outcome of the pregnancy, and is affected by heroutlook and the level of stress she e...

Bacterial vaginosis seems to affect miscarriage in early pregnancy

... known to increase miscarriage, such as increasing maternal age, smoking, polycystic ovaries and a past history of three or more miscarriages. The authors conclude that their study is the first to describe a definite association between bacterial vaginosis and miscarriage in the first trimester, however, they...

New study shows abuse homicides more common than records reveal

... E. Herman-Giddens, adjunct associate professor of maternal andchild health at the UNC-CH School of Public Hea... Center and School ofPublic Health's department of maternal and child health, both at UNC-CH....

Hypothyroidism during pregnancy linked to lower IQ for child

...yroidism might be added to the groupof correctable maternal conditions that can influence the long-term health ofthe child," he said. From 25,216 frozen serum samples obtained during pregnancy, researchersidentified 62 women who had children between January 1987 and March 1990 andwho, in retrospective analysi...

Renowned researcher in prenatal diagnostics joins Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

... first trimester. Risk also increases withadvanced maternal age. While first-trimester screening can be perfor...he BUN study. According to estimates, screening by maternal age and nuchal translucency nowidentifies more than 80 percent of fetuses with Down syndrome. When t...

Study: moms' depression hurts kids' development

... nine other U.S. centers, evaluated the effects of maternal depression onchildren's development. Early educati...rk isimportant because it helps show the impact of maternal depression on children'sdevelopment more definitively than any previous research. "We tend i...

Brain chemical mellows male mice, but makes mouse moms tough

...osure, a steppreviously shown to have no effect on maternal aggression. The results werevideotaped. The experimental mice made significantly fewer efforts to drive off thestranger, and often failed to make any discernible attack. "Compared to the normal mice, the experimental mice spent one-fifteenth of the...

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