Tag: "prematurity" at medical news
Scripps Research awarded $17 million for adult stem cell use to treat eye diseases
...nfants born with a condition called retinopathy of prematurity
(ROP). The problem of abnormal vasculature in the eye develops in response to "ischemia" (decreased blood flow and oxygen delivery due to abnormalities in small blood vessels as seen in diabetes and ROP) and inflammation (usually due to the abnorma...
US infant mortality rate fails to improve
...th and survival. In 2003 birth defects, as well as prematurity
and low birthweight remained the leading causes of infant death, according to the NCHS. The percentage of infant deaths occurring to babies born premature (less than 37 weeks gestation) or with a low birthweight (less than 2500 grams or 5.5 pounds) i...
Healthy pre-term infants show reduced lung function
... preterm infants younger than 12 weeks of age show prematurity
to be independently associated with reduced lung f... gestation. It also reinforces the hypothesis that prematurity
alone has an important role in the development of persistent airway obstruction." He added that lowe...
Children with neurological and neuromuscular diseases at risk for flu-related respiratory failure
...nic medical conditions. NNMD, GERD, and history of prematurity
were present in 12 percent, 14 percent, and 3 percent, of children, respectively. Thirty-two children (4.3 percent) developed respiratory failure. In further analyses, conditions associated with respiratory failure included NNMD (6 times increased ri...
Special issue on cystic fibrosis in The Journal of Pediatrics
...ed birth weight was present even in the absence of prematurity
and the full-term newborns with cystic fibrosis were lighter than the full term non-affected babies. The reduced birth weight in newborns with cystic fibrosis has been reported before, but the greater risk of being preterm is a new observation. The...
How risky are twin pregnancies?
...eks of gestation many of the risks associated with prematurity
have abated, but the remaining ones are not negligible. Until larger prospective observational studies have been conducted, balancing these risks remains challenging. ...
Children born prematurely at risk for poorer vision
... article, but little is known about the effects of prematurity
on visual acuity, the sharpness or clarity of visi...years to determine the effects on visual acuity of prematurity
alone, of retinopathy of prematurity
(ROP, a disorder of the blood vessels of the retina that is com...