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Use Of Surfectant Therapy Widens Gap In Death Rate Of Black And White Newborns
...iven to premature infants with respiratorydistress syndrome
(RDS). The breathing disorder strikes up to 50,000 of the250,000 premature infants born annually in the United States and kills5,000 each year. RDS is caused by the inability of the premature infants'lungs to make surfactant, which is produced in the...
Partial Liquid Breathing Improves Lung Function, Chances of Survival in Sick Preemies
...ion to treat life-threatening respiratory distress syndrome
in extremely premature infants has shown that the ...ildren and adults with severe respiratory distress syndrome
are now under way and results are promising, Leach said....
Means To Predict Which HIV+ Infants Will Rapidly Develop AIDS Outlined By Emory University Researchers
... as the DiGeorge syndrome. Children with DiGeorge syndrome
have thymic defects and characteristically low CD4+ and CD8+ T cell counts, as well as low CD5+ B cells. These B cells comprise the majority of immunoglobulin-producing B lymphocytes during gestation and infancy. The team did indeed find that the ...
Postmature Infants Not As Easily Calmed As Other Newborns
...sible social and emotionalimplications. Clifford's syndrome
babies generally, though notalways, are born sometime after 41 weeks of gestation. Becausetheenvironment in the uterus is no longer ideal to support thefetus, it begins living off of its own body fat. Therefore, the babies are often born with an old-...
Duke Researchers Identify New Pulmonary Syndrome Associated With Bone Marrow Transplantation For Breast Cancer
...e. The disorder, termed delayed pulmonary toxicity syndrome
(DPTS) bythe Duke researchers, can be successfully...echemotherapy and BMT, called idiopathic pulmonary syndrome
(IPS), which occursmuch sooner in cancer treatment, is more severe, and does not respond to steroidt...
First Trimester Screening For Down Syndrome Possible, NICHD-Funded Study Finds
...of its kind shows that effective screeningfor Down syndrome
is possible before the 14th week of pregnancy--ear...e makes use of two substances, or markers, forDown syndrome
that tend to appear in abnormal amounts in the blood of womencarrying fetuses with Down syndrome. D...
Anti-Clotting Drug May Cause Potentially Fatal Platelet Disorder
... exchange andmedical records of patients with this syndrome
who had been treated at one ofthe Medical School's affiliated teaching hospitals. Bennett said that this study also raises concern that additionalmeasures by the FDA or the pharmaceutical company are likely to be needed toprevent additional...
Ulcer Drug Linked To Birth Defects
...ve taken misoprostol aremore likely to have Mobius syndrome
than women who have not taken the drug. The case c...rcent) of the mothers from the othergroup. Mobius syndrome
is a rare disorder that is characterized by lifetime facialparalysis. People with Mobius syndrome
Some CFS Patients Benefit From Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky
...an cause slight improvement in somechronic fatigue syndrome
(CFS) symptoms but at the risk of inducing adrenalsuppression. This finding, researchers from the National Institute of Allergyand Infectious Diseases (NIAID) claim, precludes the use of hydrocortisone inpeople with the illness. Their report appear...
Combined Use Of New, Non-Invasive Screening Techniques In First Trimester May Yield Earlier Evidence Of Fetal Birth Defects
...rial Hospital. Birth defects such as Down syndrome
occur more commonly in pregnanciesin women aged 35...econd trimesterthat screens for spina bifida, Down syndrome
and other chromosome and structuralabnormalities in the fetus. Second-trimester screening in this ag...
Medication Offers Hope For Relief From Burning Mouth Pain
...tmenopausal women, are afflicted with burningmouth syndrome
(BMS), a chronic, often debilitating condition whose cause remains a medicalmystery. Only in recent years has science begun to seek an organic basis for the intense burningpain, notes researcher Miriam Grushka, an associate professor of oral diagnosi...
American Psychiatric Association Tipsheet - December
...cerned. Cases studiesof 19 individuals with Down's syndrome
evaluated for psychiatric disordersbetween 1985 and 1995 are examined in the December issue of PsychiatricServices. ["Two Cases of Suicide Attempt by Patients With Down's Syndrome," by AnneDesNoyers Hurley, Ph.D., p. 1618] APAfastFAX# 6903 Please di...
Far Few Drugs Are Tested On Children
...en in the US died of a condition known as greybaby syndrome
after taking a new antibiotic. The drug, chloramphenicol, had beenused to treat blood infections in adults, but had never been tested on children.Doctors did not realise until too late that children's immature livers wereincapable of clearing it from...
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Prenatal Program Pushes the Frontiers of Diagnosis From the Second Trimester Into the First
...ving certain defects, including spina bifida, Down syndrome
andother chromosomal abnormalities or structural d...ran NIH-funded study looking at a noninvasive Down syndrome
screening programbased on maternal age, maternal biochemical markers measured from blood obtainedby ...
Slowing Excess Weight Gain In Childhood Appears To Reduce Adult Heart Disease Risk
...ir early 20s, inparticular, the insulin resistance syndrome
-- the condition in which insulin isassociated with obesity and the risk for cardiovascular disease. In the study, rates of increase in both weight and body mass index -- arelative measure of fatness -- during childhood and adolescence correl...
Study Finds Combining Exercise With Male Hormone Therapy Benefits Men With HIV-Wasting Disease
Men who suffer from HIV-wasting syndrome
can benefit significantly from acombination of exercise and regular, moderate doses of male hormones, accordingto a new clinical study led by a University of California San Franciscoresearcher. The study team found the combined therapy produced an i...
Early Heart Repair For Marfan Syndrome Patients Critical To Survival
...ire Emergency Surgery People with Marfan syndrome
should be carefully monitored fordevelopment of an...ents who underwentemergency repair. Marfan syndrome
and related connective tissue disorders affect some200,000 people in the United States. Marfan synd...
Newly Updated HIV Treatment Guidelines For Adults And Adolescents Available On The World Wide Web
...ionabout recognizing the abacavir hypersensitivity syndrome
should be dispensedwith each abacavir prescription. Currently, the Panel recommends using the abacavir-containing regimen as an"alternative" to the preferred regimens delineated in the Guidelines, whichinclude two nucleoside analog reverse transcript...
Irritable Bowel Syndrome The Focus Of Three UNC-CH Reports At Digestive Diseases Conference
... CHAPEL HILL - People with irritable bowel syndrome
(IBS) who reporthaving been abused sexually or physically - especially those who were abusedsexually during childhood - may be at increased risk of depression and suicide,according to a study led by researchers at UNC-CH School of Medicine. ...
Intestine Transplant Results Reported At American Society Of Transplantation Meeting
... trauma, surgery or disease. For adults,short-gut syndrome
may be caused by trauma, clotting of the intestine's vesselsor Crohn's disease; for children, it may be a volvulus -- a twisting of theintestines, or congenital conditions. Of the patients reported, 48 received small bowel alone, 58 received liver an...
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