Navigation Links
Women & Infants earns $3 million grant from National Institutes of Health
Date:11/18/2013

s become developmentally impaired, while others do not.

"The impairments that are suffered by these children are costly in many ways," explained Dr. Lester. "There is significant emotional cost to the children themselves, their parents and families, including coping with continuous fear and the possibility of crises associated with the infant's unpredictable medical course, extended hospitalizations, and uncertain neurodevelopmental and quality of life outcomes. In addition, time lost from work and other family activities combine to create an enormous burden on the family, their community, support networks, and society in general."

Over a five year period, Dr. Lester and his team will study approximately 1,000 babies born less than 30 weeks gestation at six sites across the country, including at Women & Infants Hospital. These babies will be tested with the NNNS just before discharge from the NICU and then given a series of developmental tests when they are approximately two and one-half years old.

Dr. Lester said, "We will use information about the infants' medical problems and profiles on the NNNS to predict which infants will be developmentally impaired at two and one-half years. If our predictions are accurate, we will be able to use our findings to help early intervention and follow-up programs in their care plans for the baby and to help counseling parents when the baby is discharged from the NICU. Parenting is a key factor in helping babies recover, so parenting will be a critical part of the intervention."

"The long term goal here is prevention," Dr. Lester continued. "If we can identify infants at greatest risk, then we can target interventions to reduce or eliminate later deficits, reduce the pool of infants who need services to only those at greatest risk, and effectively allocate limited resources."


'/>"/>

Contact: Amy Blustein
ablustein@wihri.org
401-681-2822
Women & Infants Hospital
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. 2 servings of salmon a week is healthy for pregnant women and their babies
2. American Society of Plant Biologists honors early career women scientists
3. Supplement use predicts folate status in Canadian women
4. Knee injuries in women linked to motion, nervous system differences
5. Women & Infants participating in study of treatment of common viral infection in pregnancy
6. Vitamin D for pregnant women and babies -- how much is enough?
7. Breast cancer in young women: A distinct disease
8. Womens scientific achievements often overlooked and undervalued
9. Brain circuitry is different for women with anorexia and obesity
10. Considerable prevalence of both malaria, STIs exist among pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa
11. UCSB anthropologists finds high levels of omega-3 fatty acids in breast milk of Amerindian women
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/12/2015)...   MedNet Solutions , an innovative SaaS-based eClinical ... research, is proud to announce that iMedNet ... technology platform, has led the way to significant and ... 2015.   Q2 2015 and Q1 2015 were, respectively, ... value sold in the company,s 15 year history.  In ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... 12, 2015  New research unveiled at Black ... phones to steal users, fingerprints. Information released today ... fingerprint scanners on mobile devices, making the security ... biometrics on mobile devices, HYPR Corp. recently released ... authentication systems with strong cryptographic security. More information ...
(Date:8/11/2015)... August 11, 2015 Today, ZUK announced its ... as well as expected revenues in 2015 that relate to sales ... revenue guidance of approximately 2,200 MSEK for 2015. Jörgen ... prominent smartphone manufacturer in China ... selected FPC1 155 for Z1 ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions Experiences Explosive Corporate Growth 2HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 2HYPR Corp. Addresses Android Vulnerability That Exposes Ecosystem-wide Biometric Security Challenges 3FPC's Touch Fingerprint Sensor FPC1155 in ZUK's Smartphone Z1 2
... too much water, including sports drinks, when exercising, ... in prolonged types of endurance exercise at risk ... who study disorders of water metabolism. Such exercise ... This serious condition, known as exercise-induced hyponatremia (EAH), ...
... A new, fast and inexpensive way to mutate genes and ... of Utah geneticists. They tested the method by mutating a ... and limbs in the mutant mouse on the left, compared ... The new method promises to speed efforts to learn more ...
... nanoparticle made in a laboratory at the University of ... device for treating glaucoma, an eye disease that can ... “The nanoparticle can safely get past the blood-brain barrier ... said Sudipta Seal, an engineering professor with appointments in ...
Cached Biology News:Runners -- Let thirst be your guide 2Runners -- Let thirst be your guide 3Runners -- Let thirst be your guide 4Mutating the entire genome 2Mutating the entire genome 3Mutating the entire genome 4Mutating the entire genome 5UCF nanoparticle offers promise for treating glaucoma 2
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015 The Dohmen Company today announced ... MBA as Chief Science Officer (CSO) of Dohmen ... role, Dr. Floyd will lead Dohmen,s growing regulatory ... pre-commercial and post approval outsourced services in quality, ... Dr. Floyd brings decades of experience leading global ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 1, 2015   Medfusion, Inc., a ... between doctors and patients, today announced a $3 ... -based venture capital firms.   ... with Bull City Venture Partners and Hatteras Venture ... and Executive Chairman. "Both firms, experience working at ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... ... September 01, 2015 , ... ... University of California Los Angeles, Boston University School of Medicine, Frederick National Laboratory ... PLOS One, the world’s first multidisciplinary Open Access journal. , Christopher Ryan ...
(Date:8/31/2015)... ... August 31, 2015 , ... The Global Supply Chain ... management and resiliency practitioners with luminaries and thought leaders to advance the professional ... for their innovations and performance excellence. At that time its principle sponsor, ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dohmen Life Science Services Appoints Eric Floyd, Ph.D. as Chief Science Officer 2Dohmen Life Science Services Appoints Eric Floyd, Ph.D. as Chief Science Officer 3Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 2Medfusion Secures Funding to Continue Evolution and Advance Mobile Strategy 3Synedgen’s Director for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Publishes New Research 2Synedgen’s Director for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Publishes New Research 3Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Announces Incorporation and Web Site Launch 2Global Supply Chain Resiliency Council Announces Incorporation and Web Site Launch 3
... March 12 deCODE genetics,(Nasdaq: DCGN ) today ... ended December 31, 2007. A conference call to discuss ... tomorrow,Thursday, March 13, at 8:00am EDT/12 noon GMT (details ... 31, 2007 was $95.5 million,compared to $85.5 million for ...
... BRISTOL, Pa., March 12 UCT Specialties LLC is ... over 25 years of,experience in research and development and ... with UCT for many years, each guide is,designed to ... each of the products it represents., With thousands ...
... NEW BOARD MEMBER HAS CLINCIAL, CORPORATE AND REGULATORY EXPERIENCE IN STEM ... ... March 12 ,ThermoGenesis Corp. (Nasdaq: KOOL ), a leading supplier ... that Dr.,Mahendra Rao, Vice President, Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine at,Invitrogen ...
Cached Biology Technology:deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 2deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 3deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 4deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 5deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 6deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 7deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 8deCODE Genetics Announces Full-year 2007 Financial Results 9UCT Specialties (Formerly Petrarch) Announces the Release of Their New Product Guides for Silanes, Silicones, Platinum Catalyst and Glass Coatings 2ThermoGenesis Names Dr. Mahendra Rao to Board of Directors 2ThermoGenesis Names Dr. Mahendra Rao to Board of Directors 3ThermoGenesis Names Dr. Mahendra Rao to Board of Directors 4