Navigation Links
Debate on admin. of magnesium sulfate to pregnant women to prevent cerebral palsy in pre-term infants
Date:6/29/2009

New York, New York, June 29, 2009 Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most prevalent chronic childhood motor disability with an estimated lifetime cost of nearly $1 million per individual. There is evidence that magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) can reduce the incidence of CP for very early preterm infants. Many thousands of pregnant women and their fetuses are exposed to MgSO4 every year in the United States for a variety of indications, and most obstetricians are comfortable with its use. Yet, there is still some controversy over whether magnesium sulfate is truly protective against CP. In three articles published in the June 2009 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, the authors shed some light on the debate.

Investigators from the Perinatology Research Branch (Division of Intramural Research), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, of the NIH, Bethesda, and Detroit, and the Center for Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Wayne State University, Detroit, conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials involving 4796 women and 5357 infants. Writing in the article, Dr. Roberto Romero and Dr. Agustin Conde-Agudelo concluded that "Antenatal magnesium sulfate should be considered for use in women at high risk of delivery before 34 weeks of gestation, mainly in those with premature rupture of membranes, labor in active phase, and planned delivery within 24 hours." They found persuasive evidence that administration of magnesium sulfate significantly reduces the risk of cerebral palsy in children at risk.

Continuing the debate, in an article summarizing a roundtable discussion at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Society for MaternalFetal Medicine, San Diego, CA, January 30, 2009, two researchers from the Division of MaternalFetal Medicine, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Washington UniversitySt. Louis,, and the Division of MaternalFetal Medicine, Department
'/>"/>

Contact: Pamela Poppalardo
ajogmedia@elsevier.com
732-238-3628
Elsevier Health Sciences
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate
2. Biofuels ignite food crisis debate
3. Microbes fuel energy debate
4. Barrow scientists solve 200-year-old scientific debate involving visual illusions
5. Scientific community called upon to resolve debate on net energy once and for all
6. University of Leicester professor adds new perspective to rainforest debate
7. The Science Coalitions 10 questions for the presidential debate
8. New center will focus environmental debate and produce solutions for action
9. Smithsonian hosts tropical extinction debate in Panama
10. Stem cell chicken and egg debate moves to unlikely arena: the testes
11. Sunflower debate ends in Mexico, researchers say
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/11/2014)... Mineral Research awarded Michael F. Holick, PhD, MD, of ... Louis V. Avioli Award. Holick, a professor of medicine, ... revolutionizing the understanding of vitamin D and its role ... member of the American Society for Bone and Mineral ... basic research. It is named for ASBMR,s first president ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Cell scientists have set a "mouse TRAP" to capture ... a recent study published in the Journal of ... a technique called TRAP to extract cellular and genetic ... by scientists at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research ... the protein-making machinery, or ribosomes, of the cell type ...
(Date:7/11/2014)... Researchers from Salk Institute for Biological Studies, BGI, ... the safety and reliability of the existing targeted ... method, TALEN-HDAdV, which could significantly increased gene-correction efficiency ... study published online in Cell Stell Cell ... cell-based gene therapy. , The combination of stem ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):BUSM's Michael F. Holick receives American Society for Bone and Mineral Research award 2A new genome editing method brings the possibility of gene therapies closer to reality 2
... (September 25, 2007) Stem cell therapy for cardiac ... media will be the focus of the keynote addresses ... Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease conference. Conducted by Cedars-Sinai Medical ... and 5, the conference is co-sponsored by the California ...
... For several months last spring, the Vanderbilt greenhouse held ... than are known to exist in the wild., This ... by Jennifer Ellis, a doctoral student in the biological ... E. McCauley., The species is called the giant whorled ...
... Cryptochromes, which fulfill the molecular requirements for sensing the ... neurons of migratory birds (Mouritsen et al., PNAS, 2004). ... brain are active when the birds use their magnetic ... and a forebrain region (Cluster N; Mouritsen et al., ...
Cached Biology News:Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference 2Cardiologists and heart surgeons meet for 'Controversies and Advances' conference 3Student study bolsters case for adding a rare sunflower to the endangered species list 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 Terascala, the industry leader ... Alan Swahn, a former vice president of product management ... vice president of marketing. Terascala’s software when combined with ... create the highest performance and most reliable solutions for ... guide Terascala’s channel expansion and broaden its product portfolio. ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 2014 Robert Harman, DVM, Founder and CEO ... proud to announce the relaunch of his highly informative blog, ... series called “ What are Stem Cells ?” Dr. ... straightforward foundation in the basics of stem cell therapy so ... right type of treatment when considering regenerative medicine. , A ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014 EvoDerma ’s NOOME Anti-Aging ... rejuvenating device now comes with a second treatment cup to ... , The new cup is thinner on the edges for ... target rough, thin and uneven surfaces on the face, neck ... a stimulating treatment on areas such as the cheeks and ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... 10, 2014  Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown ... for respiratory monitoring outside the operating room, ... in embracing state-of-the-art patient safety technology. ... breathing and can alert medical caregivers when ... amount of carbon dioxide the patient is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Terascala Expands Executive Team 2Terascala Expands Executive Team 3Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 2Robert Harman, DVM Talks About What Stem Cells are in His Latest Blog Series for Vet-Stem, Inc. 3Introducing a New Bonus Treatment Cup for EvoDerma’s NOOME Anti-Aging Motion 2Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point Underscores Patient Safety Commitment Through Expanded Use of Capnography 2
... launched interactive, personalized services for Milwaukee drivers through ... announced Thursday. Traffic.com will provide area commuters with ... roadway traffic conditions including congestion levels, incidents, travel ... news release. , ,Data for the site will ...
... Madison, Wis. - While human stem cells offer potential ... the more immediate benefit from research into such cells will ... an area that for many years has been steeped in ... research since disease works within the context of cells. , ...
... - Healthcare professionals will have the opportunity hear about ... profession at the Wisconsin Dairyland HIMSS Fall Technology Conference ... the Radisson hotel in La Crosse, will be split into ... events such as a golf outing and a riverboat cruise, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Human stem cells called great opportunity for drug discovery 2Human stem cells called great opportunity for drug discovery 3Conference will review healthcare IT 2
Donor feline serum and plasma...
8 different frozen tissues are mounted on positively charged glass slides...
... cups provide flexible sealing lips for ... surfaces. ,PFG: Flat cup ,PBG: Bellows ... Multiple Bellows cup , Range ... 200 mm , Multiple suction cup ...
XA7 B6...
Biology Products: