Navigation Links
Fetal surgery continues to advance
Date:2/16/2010

Repairing birth defects in the womb. Inserting a tiny laser into the mother's uterus to seal off an abnormal blood flow and save fetal twins. Advancing the science that may allow doctors to deliver cells or DNA to treat sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases before birth.

These are examples of the still-emerging field of fetal surgery. "Fetal surgery is a unique field in maternal-fetal medicine," said pediatric surgeon N. Scott Adzick, M.D., medical director of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Detecting birth defects prenatally has allowed physicians to provide better perinatal care," said Adzick, "but many of these babies were already too sick for us to treat them successfully after they were born. This dilemma led to the development of fetal surgery."

"Some of the fetal anomalies we treat are so rare that a physician may encounter them only once or twice in a career," continued Adzick, who is surgeon-in-chief at Children's Hospital. "However, as prenatal diagnosis continues to improve, along with surgical techniques and tools of molecular biology, we have an expanded range of conditions for which we may devise ways to intervene before birth with clear benefits."

Internationally prominent as a pioneer in fetal surgery, Adzick edited the February 2010 issue of the journal Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine. That issue is entirely devoted to advances in fetal surgery. Adzick and other practitioners at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe innovative surgeries, high-tech procedures, and the prospect of prenatal gene therapy and stem cell treatments in a collection of articles reviewing the current state of the science in fetal therapy.

The CFDT, which marks its 15th anniversary this year, is a premier program, one of a handful worldwide to offer a full range of fetal procedures. Since the center opened in 1995, more than 10,000 parents
'/>"/>

Contact: Joey McCool Ryan
McCool@email.chop.edu
267-426-6070
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Study shows male erectile dysfunction drug enhances fetal growth in female sheep
2. Mussel-inspired glue for fetal membrane repair
3. March of Dimes honors Dr. Gail Harrison for outstanding work in maternal-fetal nutrition
4. Scientists discover key factor in regulating placenta and fetal growth
5. Mothers immune system may block fetal treatments for blood diseases
6. Specific genetic cause of fetal alcohol-related developmental disorders found
7. Effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements
8. Effects of maternal exercise on fetal breathing movements
9. Fetal alcohol syndrome testing expands
10. Chicks to give scientists clearer picture of fetal development
11. Alcohol consumption can cause too much cell death, fetal abnormalities
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/16/2014)... As open enrollment season approaches, U.S. employees will ... 2015 benefits. According to Aon Hewitt , the ... Aon plc (NYSE: AON ), employees ... in managing their health care decisions. This increased responsibility ... understand how they can make the most of the ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... 15, 2014) The so-called central dogma of ... long provided a simplified explanation for how genetic ... , In reality, of course, the process ... articulated nearly 60 years ago by Nobel Laureate ... For one, there are multiple types of RNA, ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... to a morphine regimen can result in better pain ... reduce the dosage of the opioid needed to be ... Indiana University. , The result could bring significant relief ... often felt in the arms and legs and associated ... unmet need for better treatments for neuropathic pain," said ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Aon Hewitt Provides Tips to Help Workers Prepare for the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season 2Aon Hewitt Provides Tips to Help Workers Prepare for the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season 3Aon Hewitt Provides Tips to Help Workers Prepare for the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season 4Aon Hewitt Provides Tips to Help Workers Prepare for the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season 5Aon Hewitt Provides Tips to Help Workers Prepare for the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season 6Aon Hewitt Provides Tips to Help Workers Prepare for the Upcoming Open Enrollment Season 7Scientists discover RNA modifications in some unexpected places 2IU study: Combining epilepsy drug, morphine can result in less pain, lower opioid doses 2
... the United States are 32 times more likely to ... antibiotic, gentamicin, than others outside the poultry industry, according ... Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While drug-resistant ... industrial broiler chicken environment, this is the first U.S. ...
... possum and a giant rat were recorded by scientists as ... and virtually unknown Lost World in the pristine wilderness of ... Indonesia Institute of Science (LIPI) scientists were accompanied by the ... its wildlife on an expedition to the Fojas in June ...
... the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC), a joint project ... have for the first time described a mechanism called ... the fly allowing stimuli to be more keenly sensed. ... the January 2008 issue of Nature Neuroscience, and available ...
Cached Biology News:Poultry workers at increased risk of carrying antibiotic-resistant E. coli 2Indonesia's 'Lost World' reveals more surprises 2Neuronal circuits able to rewire on the fly to sharpen senses 2
(Date:9/16/2014)... , September 16, 2014 BCC ... MARKET FOR STEM CELLS , the global market for ... billion by 2018, with a five-year compound annual growth ... witnessed in the Americas with growth projections of $2.2 ...      (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140805/700528) , Unlike other ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... Cancer Immunotherapy Market : ... Therapies is a new market research report announced ... principal types of therapeutics that have become the ... immunotherapy (which is often called "immuno-oncology") in recent ... cellular immunotherapy. , The regular use of ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... made of carbon nanotubes is neat, but Rice University scientists ... nanotubes in new fibers created at Rice line up like ... chemist Angel Mart and his colleagues. , The tricky bit, ... in the journal ACS Nano , is keeping the ... fiber. , Left to their own devices, carbon nanotubes form ...
(Date:9/15/2014)... 15, 2014 Research and Markets has ... by Product, by Services, by Technology, by Application - Global ... Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is next-generation technology used for ... exon. The exome, which is the total of all exons ... and is actually converted into proteins after translation. It is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Market for Stem Cells to Reach $10.6 Billion in 2018; The Americas Growing at 13.9% CAGR 2Global Market for Stem Cells to Reach $10.6 Billion in 2018; The Americas Growing at 13.9% CAGR 3Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 2Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 3Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 4Cancer Immunotherapy Market: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors, Cancer Vaccines, and Adoptive T-cell Therapies 5Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers 2Rice rolls 'neat' nanotube fibers 3Global Whole Exome Sequencing (Systems, Kits, Library Preparation, Target Enrichment) Market by Product, by Services, by Technology, by Application - Forecast to 2018 2Global Whole Exome Sequencing (Systems, Kits, Library Preparation, Target Enrichment) Market by Product, by Services, by Technology, by Application - Forecast to 2018 3
... 4 Immtech Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (AMEX: IMM ) ... exclusive,license to BioAlliance Pharma SA (Euronext Paris - ... maleate (pafuramidine), in,Europe for the treatment of pneumocystis ... of Human African trypanosomiasis, also known as,African sleeping ...
... Israel, December 4 Healthcare,Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: ... its unaffiliated and voting shareholders (approximately 90%),voted in ... the meeting, the shareholders were asked to approve ... Inc, Mac,Bioventures Inc. and Gamida for Life B.V. ...
... Biotest Pharmaceuticals,Corporation, a leading developer of ... management team as part of the formal,completion ... (Nasdaq:,NABI) and the creation of Biotest Pharmaceuticals. ... Corporation Completes Acquisition,of Nabi Biologics Business Unit," ...
Cached Biology Technology:Immtech and BioAlliance Sign Licensing Agreement for Pafuramidine 2Immtech and BioAlliance Sign Licensing Agreement for Pafuramidine 3Immtech and BioAlliance Sign Licensing Agreement for Pafuramidine 4Healthcare Announced That an Overwhelming Majority of its Shareholders Approved the NexGen Biofuels Transaction 2Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Management Team 2Biotest Pharmaceuticals Corporation Announces Management Team 3