Navigation Links
Rate of chronic health problems for low-birth-weight children does not increase in adolescence
Date:7/27/2011

In a follow-up of extremely low-birth-weight children, the rates of chronic health conditions overall, and asthma specifically, did not change between the ages of 8 and 14 years, although the rate of obesity did increase, according to a study in the July 27 issue of JAMA.

Changes in perinatal care in the 1990s resulted in improved survival among extremely low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants (weight less than 2.2 lbs.).

"The school-aged outcomes for these children indicate very high rates of chronic health conditions and developmental problems compared with normal-birth-weight (NBW) controls. There have been few reports of the outcomes of ELBW children during adolescence, which is a time of enormous social, health, and developmental change," according to background information in the article.

Maureen Hack, M.B., Ch.B., of University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a study to examine changes in the rates of chronic conditions of ELBW children between the ages of 8 and 14 years. In a previous study, the authors reported that compared with NBW controls, ELBW children at 8 years of age had significantly higher rates of chronic conditions, functional limitations, and special health care needs. The current study, conducted from 2004 through 2009, included 181 ELBW children from the previous study and 115 NBW controls of similar sociodemographic status, born from 1992 through 1995.

Within the ELBW group, the overall rates of chronic conditions did not change between the ages of 8 and 14 years (75 percent and 74 percent, respectively) but there was a significant decrease in the average number of chronic conditions per child. On measures of functional limitation, the rates decreased significantly from 56 percent to 46 percent. In a comparison of the groups, the significantly higher rates and numbers of chronic conditions among the ELBW c
'/>"/>

Contact: George Stamatis
george.stamatis@uhhospitals.org
216-844-3667
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Vitamin E shows possible promise in easing chronic inflammation
2. New research lights up chronic bacterial infection inside bone
3. When acute hepatitis develops into chronic hepatitis
4. Research uncovers promising target to treat chronic abdominal pain
5. New trigger for chronic inflammation in rheumatoid arthritis discovered
6. Early-life experience linked to chronic diseases later in life: UBC research
7. NHLBI awards $11 million for molecular roadmap to chronic lung diseases
8. New potential to treat chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
9. Higher opioid dose linked to overdose risk in chronic pain patients
10. Discovery of new type of immune cells regulating inflammation in chronic diseases
11. New data on highly effective treatment for chronic rhinosinusitis with nasal polyps
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/28/2014)... (Maximizing Access to Research Careers) Program has announced ... of America,s 27th Annual Mouse Molecular Genetics Conference ... Pacific Grove, California. These awards are meant ... and scientists from underrepresented groups into the mainstream ... the participation of young scientists at the Genetics ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Advocate and Senior Staff Attorney at the Electronic Frontier ... of biometric and mobile commerce experts set to speak ... Tampa, Florida on September 15, ... Rahman, Director, Technology and Strategy at Samsung, and Philippe de ... this year,s event is Mobility at the Crossroads of ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... good examples of complex systems. Their infrastructure equipment ... for cooling, transport to supply fuel, and ICT ... the network chain is interconnected with a wider ... team of UK-based scientists has studied various aspects ... have been published in EPJ B by Gaihua ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Biometrics UnPlugged Welcomes the Electronic Frontier Foundation's Jennifer Lynch to the Mobility at the Crossroads of Commerce and Privacy Summit 2Inter-dependent networks stress test 2
... and Rongchao Jin have successfully used NMR to ... could advance the development and use of the ... approach offers a significant advantage over routine methods ... whether the nanoparticles exist in a both right-handed ...
... School have made an important discovery about the mechanism ... our understanding of how proteins regulate appetite control and ... Head of Metabolic and Vascular Health at Warwick Medical ... 1A, (CPT1) has a switch which is thrown depending ...
... aconites are plants, widely cultivated for their beauty and ... natural group of 650-700 species ranging from Eurasia into ... mountains. The study was published in the open access ... sampled molecular phylogeny for this group has revealed that ...
Cached Biology News:Carnegie Mellon researchers use NMR to determine whether gold nanoparticles exhibit 'handedness' 2Carnegie Mellon researchers use NMR to determine whether gold nanoparticles exhibit 'handedness' 3
(Date:8/28/2014)... -- Next month, executives from clinical trial marketing firm BBK Worldwide ... Patient-Centered Clinical Trials 2014 , to be held at ... September 4-5. Patient recruitment experts Bonnie A. Brescia , ... share insights on the benefits of employing an effective patient ... media to mobile apps – can be used to drive ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... 28, 2014  Armetheon, Inc. ( www.armetheon.com ), ... to late-stage cardiovascular drug candidates, today announced that ... round of financing. The Series A round was ... with participation from investors that included Atheneos Capital ... Larry Hsu , the founder of Impax ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... Vt. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... testing around the world is available from Strategic ... diagnostics companies. “ Industrial Microbiology Market Review, Fourth ... Industrial Market ” (IMMR—4) tracks and compares microbiology ... in North America, Europe and Asia, and forecasts ...
(Date:8/28/2014)... San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 ... products, Pipette.com is offering a promotion for ... enables Pipette.com customers to purchase the highest quality ... Centrifuge Tubes are ideal for customers doing chemical, ... benefit lab technicians who are not regularly able ...
Breaking Biology Technology:BBK Worldwide Leads Sessions at Key September Events 2Armetheon Completes $7.0 Million Series A Financing 2Armetheon Completes $7.0 Million Series A Financing 32 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 22 Billion Industrial Microbiology Tests Conducted for Product Quality and Safety Worldwide 3Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 2Eppendorf Safe Lock Centrifuge Tube Promotion Now Available at Major Pipette Distributor Pipette.com 3
... DIEGO, June 8 , , WHO: ... and panelists discussing life sciences and the business relationships between California ... , CALAsia is an international 2-day forum that will bring ... Asia Pacific region to identify, explore, and further trans-Pacific business endeavors. ...
... International, a leader in enabling and accelerating the global ... today announced a strategic drug co-development partnership with the ... of therapeutic areas and represents one of the first ... company and a Chinese university. , , HUYA ...
... June 8 CSL Limited (ASX: CSL) and Talecris Biotherapeutics, ... their merger agreement, announced on August 12, 2008, under which ... , , Dr. Brian McNamee, CEO and Managing Director ... Federal Trade Commission (FTC) resolved to block the transaction. ...
Cached Biology Technology:BIOCOM's Inaugural CALAsia Forum 'Bridging the Pacific' 2HUYA Bioscience Announces Strategic Collaboration With the Shenyang Pharmaceutical University 2HUYA Bioscience Announces Strategic Collaboration With the Shenyang Pharmaceutical University 3CSL Limited and Talecris Biotherapeutics Agree to Terminate Merger Agreement 2CSL Limited and Talecris Biotherapeutics Agree to Terminate Merger Agreement 3
... Phospho-Specific(Thr 222 ) ... 10 mM sodium HEPES, 100 ... 7.5. Recognizes the ~47 kDa ... (MAPKAPK-2) protein phosphorylated at Thr ...
Rabbit polyclonal to SMURF 2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: A KLH conjugated synthetic peptide (10-30 aa in length) at the N-term of first 50 aa of human SMURF 2. Entrez G...
... media for spontaneous ligand immobilization can be coupled ... antigen, or receptor to create an affinity matrix ... couple ligands via primary amines. Affi-Gel 10 gel ... 6.5 to 11; Affi-Gel 15 gel couples acidic ...
Monocarboxylate (lactate) transporter 2...
Biology Products: