Tag: "premature" at medical news
Outlook is bleak for the smallest premature babies: 80 percent have impairment
...tor impairment are common outcomes among extremely premature
infants (fewer than 26 weeks' gestation), accordin...arch of Dimes. "Too many babies are born extremely premature
in this country, and the result is that many of them die in the hospital or suffer lifelong conseque...
Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt ranked 8th in nation by 'Child' magazine
...odcancers, heart surgeries, organ transplants, and premature
births. Also,questions were asked about staff qualifications; nurse-to-patientratios; research funding and the number of clinical trials; theavailability of playrooms, lending libraries, and activities to help achild's hospital experience seem less f...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)
...hildren born at term. (BPD was first described in premature
neonates in neonatal intensive care units who survived respiratory distress syndrome after suffering chronic lung injury induced by mechanical ventilation and exposure to high oxygen concentrations.) According to the researchers, the children with B...
Do cigarette additives pose additional risk to smokers?
...lic that the additives do not increase the risk of premature
death or illness beyond the levels already associated with smoking. Accordingly, they urge smokers to remember that regardless of the findings from testing, there remain significant risks from smoking even "additive-free" cigarettes. Next Steps LSR...
Women seeking treatment for even minimal 'male-type' hair growth need endocrine evaluation
..., an adrenal gland dysfunction that often leads to premature
development of pubic hair, irregular menstrual periods, hirsutism and severe acne, although patients with milder forms may notice few if any symptoms. Another four patients were found to have a multi-system disorder that stems from a long-term excess...
National Academies news: Gulf War and Health
...t, and bladder, as well as to low birth weight and premature
births in women exposed while pregnant; the data were weaker in these cases, however. The data on whether the majority of cancers, neurological problems, and other health problems are associated with exposure to fuels, propellants, or combustion pro...
Few Americans are aware they have chronic kidney disease
...e with chronic kidney disease are at high risk for premature
death, heart attacks and strokes as well as hypertension, anemia, bone disease and malnutrition. NKDEP strives to increase awareness about kidney disease and offers the GFR calculator and other free tools at www.nkdep.nih.gov ....
Few Americans aware they have chronic kidney disease
...e with chronic kidney disease are at high risk for premature
death, heart attacks and strokes as well as hypertension, anemia, bone disease and malnutrition. NKDEP strives to increase awareness about kidney disease and offers the GFR calculator and other free tools at www.nkdep.nih.gov. "Chronic Kidney Disease...
Anger, negative emotions may trigger stroke
...trates that there are factors that may trigger the premature
onset of stroke and this is an important area of potential intervention," said Koton. ...
November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...l experience of a relative's disease and sudden or premature
death. The authors point out that conflicts between patients' and clinicians' understanding of heredity could result in persistent misconceptions and fears concerning familial risk. Health Care Seeking Among Urban Minority Adolescent Girls: The Cri...
Time to develop new antidotes for chemical attacks, urge researchers
...n. Organophosphate poisoning is a leading cause of premature
death in the developing world, while Western nations are concerned about terrorist use of chemicals. Yet no new antidotes have been tested in clinical trials in the last 30 years. An international collaboration is needed to make a concerted effort to...
Hong Kong think tank calls for pollution standards
...d to reduced lung function, chronic bronchitis and premature
death. "Sites in Hong Kong were roughly twice the U.S. standards," said Bergin. "Overall it appears to us that, with regard to particulate matter, Hong Kong air quality is being seriously impacted by Guangdong province in mainland China just to the n...
Short-term increase in ozone linked to rise in number of deaths in large US cities
...ozone would correspond to an additional 319 annual premature
deaths for New York City and 3,767 premature
deaths annually for the 95 urban communities, based on mortality data from 2000. This value is proba...
Infection puts extremely low birth weight infants at risk for developmental delays
... low birth weight infants--the tiniest category of premature
infants--are much more likely to experience developmental impairments if they acquire an infection during the newborn period, according to a study by the Neonatal Research Network of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, one o...
Infections in low-birth-weight infants are associated with impaired neurodevelopment and growth
...childhood, according to a study of more than 6,000 premature
infants led by investigators at Emory University School of Medicine. The research findings are published in the November 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Neonatal infections are frequent complications of extremel...
Premature infants with lung disease may continue to need replacement substance to ease breathing
Physicians have known for decades that many premature
babies suffer respiratory problems stemming from i...surfactant, it often fails to function properly in premature
infants who continue to have lung disease after their first week. The study also raises the questio...
Diabetes among older adults imposed an estimated $133.5 billion cost in 1990's
Sick days, disability, early retirement, and premature
death of diabetic Americans born between 1931 and ...r society beyond the personal costs of illness and premature
death," said Richard M. Suzman, Ph.D., NIA Associate Director for the Behavioral and Social Research...
Affluent countries should embrace 'kangaroo' care
A simple technique used to care for premature
babies in poor countries is a safe and effective a...eemed a sound, evidence based alternative to treat premature
babies in most settings, they conclude. There is little doubt that KMC appears a safe and effective ...
Majority of cigarettes in the US smoked by nicotine-dependent or psychiatrically ill persons
...ngle most important avoidable cause of disease and premature
death worldwide, according to background information in the article. Among psychiatric outpatients and inpatients, studies have found elevated smoking rates, and a recent national survey discovered higher smoking rates in persons with psychiatric dis...
Studies examine risk factors and potential consequences associated with prehypertension
...ed, hospitalizations, nursing home admissions, and premature
deaths could decline substantially." (Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:2119-2124. Available post-embargo at archinternmed.com ) Editor's Note: Development of the simulation model used for this study was supported in part by grants from the Agency for He...
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