Tag: "preterm" at medical news

Studies show antidepressants not linked to birth defects

...us heart and lung disorder; Low birthweight or preterm delivery. ...

Commonly used drug offers promise for premature babies

...doctors put a great deal of effort into preventing preterm labor. But when premature labor can't be prevented... the bleeds might also be effective in preventing preterm labor. "This work is very exciting, but the work is ongoing, and we must investigate the use of ce...

Aspirin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of pre-eclampsia

... women to prevent one case of pre-eclampsia or one preterm birth worthwhile" Although from a public health perspective, such a number to treat might seem effective, the decision is one that is probably best made individually in consultation with an informed mother."...

Probiotics could prevent necrotising enterocolitis in premature babies

...ay reduce the risk of necrotising enterocolitis in preterm neonates (premature babies) born before 33 weeks g...y strong case for the routine use of probiotics in preterm neonates." In an accompanying comment, Dr Carlo Caffarelli, Paediatric Clinic, University of Parma...

Drug therapy can reduce preterm births and decrease lifetime medical costs

...xpectant mothers who have had previous spontaneous preterm births with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) and reducing the incidence of another preterm birth would consequently reduce both short-term and lifetime medical costs in offspring by $2 billio...

March of Dimes, Johnson & Johnson Pediatric Institute launch prematurity prevention partnership

... MARCH 27, 2007 To reduce the rate of preventable preterm births in targeted areas of Kentucky, the March of...cent reduction in the rate of singleton (one baby) preterm births in these targeted areas. Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset, Norton Hospital (Do...

3-D ultrasound identifies women at risk for impending preterm birth

...ysicians non-invasively identify women at risk for preterm birth, 3-D ultrasound was used to measure the size... that the ultrasound measurements could identify a preterm risk of delivery within five days of the measurement. "Our results suggest that examining the feta...

Prematurity more accurately predicted by advances in proteomic technology

...o discriminate healthy from diseased women in whom preterm delivery is impending and the health of the fetus is in danger. MR scoring relies on identification of a group of proteins that serve as biomarkers characteristic to women who will deliver preterm. A normal MR score is 0 and a score of 3-4 is indi...

Young infants should not be left unattended to sleep in car safety seats

...Professor Alistair Gunn and Colleagues. However, preterm infants and full term infants with certain health conditions are at risk of oxygen de-saturation and apnoea (temporary suspension of breathing) while they are restrained in recommended semi-reclining infant car seats. Studies have also shown that mil...

Healthier preemies and parents, thanks to a new early intervention program

...ge of Nursing & Healthcare Innovation. "Parents of preterm infants also experience high stress levels and are...from 2001 to 2004 conducted with 260 families with preterm infants in two NICUs in the northeast United States. All families received four intervention sessi...

Study identifies factors correlated with cerebral palsy

...ncluding maternal infection during pregnancy, very preterm birth, and certain findings on brain MRI scans wer...term, whereas 47 children (10.9 percent) were very preterm (born less than 28 weeks gestation), 69 (16 percent) were born between 28 and 31 weeks, and 79 (18.3...

New study: Preterm birth causes one-third of all infant deaths

... published today in Pediatrics, found that in 2002 preterm birth, birth at less than 37 completed weeks gesta... this research confirms the urgent role preventing preterm birth can play in improving infant mortality in the United States." The U.S. infant mortality rate ...

Improvement seen in fetal survival following preeclampsia

...lampsia often culminates in the delivery of a very preterm infant following medical intervention. Even mild preterm delivery substantially increases the risk of neonatal death. Preeclampsia can progress rapidly, put...

When preventing pre-eclampsia, a little carbon monoxide goes a long way

...tweighed by its risks: premature membrane rupture, preterm delivery, stillbirth, low birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome....

March of Dimes: Drug to prevent preterm birth needs prompt FDA approval

...njections offer promise that the risk of recurrent preterm births will be reduced in a select group of women ...nancy, such as those with a history of spontaneous preterm birth, often offer progesterone treatments. A 2005 survey found 67 percent of these obstetricians us...

Low birth weight babies with reduced occipital regional volumes at higher risk for visual impairment

...eye alignment, at two years of age. Compared with preterm infants without impaired visual performance, the study infants with visual impairments had significantly smaller inferior occipital region brain tissue volumes. Divyen K. Shah, MB, ChB, of Royal Children's Hospital, Murdoch Children's Research I...

MRI scans in premature infants can predict future developmental delays

...d Journal of Medicine. The researchers studied 167 preterm infants in New Zealand and Australia and at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Inder said the findings are a breakthrough because previous technology -- cranial ultrasounds -- did not show the abnormalities in the infants' brains. "With the MRI, now we ...

Abnormal pattern of brain development in premature babies

...ent of the way that the brain grows after birth in preterm infants, particularly the relation between brain surface area and cortical volume, may help to predict neurodevelopmental impairment. David Edwards and colleagues from Imperial College London used Magnetic Resonance Imaging to measure brain growth ...

Inhaled nitric oxide reduces lung disease in premature babies

...infants with pulmonary hypertension, its value for preterm infants was uncertain. "The mechanism by which nitric oxide affects the lungs is not fully understood," said Dr. Ballard, "but animal studies and pilot studies in infants previously suggested that nitric oxide restores normal growth and development i...

Research offers new hope for preterm babies

...is helping scientists better monitor the health of preterm babies. Scientists at the Monash Institute of M...tween blood pressure and the amount of oxygen in a preterm baby's brain. "Many preterm babies suffer from low blood pressure, which reduces the oxygen supply...

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