Navigation Links
Delivery-Related Infant Deaths Decline in Scotland
Date:8/11/2009

Fewer newborns experiencing a fatal lack of oxygen, study finds

TUESDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Since the late 1980s, there's been a nearly 40 percent drop in the risk for delivery-related death at birth or shortly thereafter for full-term infants in Scotland, new research has found.

The major factor in the decrease is a reduction in the number of deaths caused by a lack of oxygen for the baby, called intrapartum anoxia, during the birth process, according to researchers from the University of Cambridge in England.

They analyzed data from more than 1 million births in Scotland between 1988 and 2007 and found that, in absolute terms, the risk for delivery-related perinatal death (right after birth) was 7.1 per 10,000 births. The incidence of death related to intrapartum anoxia was 4.3 per 10,000 births, while the incidence of death from other causes was 2.8 per 10,000 births.

The researchers also found that the risk for delivery-related perinatal death decreased 38 percent (from 8.8 to 5.5 deaths per 10,000 births) between 1988 and 2007. During that time, the incidence of death attributed to intrapartum anoxia decreased 48 percent, from 5.7 to 3.0 deaths per 10,000 births.

"The key finding of our analysis is that rates of death ascribed to intrapartum anoxia in term infants declined in Scotland between 1988 and 2007," the researchers wrote. "The pattern of the decline suggests that this was primarily due to a reduced number of severely anoxic infants rather than improved neonatal resuscitation. The change was paralleled by increased rates of cesarean delivery, but there is no direct evidence supporting a causal association between the two trends."

The study appears in the Aug. 12 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

More information

The Maternal & Child Health Library at Georgetown University has more about

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Infants Cared for in Another Home Become Heavier Toddlers
2. Louisiana Optometrists Partner With Sens. Landrieu and Vitter, U.S. House Leaders in Improving Infant Eye and Vision Care
3. New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants
4. Questcor and Child Neurology Foundation Announce Creation of Infantile Spasms Awareness Week
5. Was SIDS the cause of infant deaths even 150 years ago?
6. Omega-3s Benefit Heart Attack Survivors, Healthy Adults, Mothers and Infants
7. Infants Should Be Screened for Hip Trouble
8. Sad Dads May Lead to Crying Infants
9. MedImmune Expands Access for Eligible Premature Infants to Receive Synagis(R) at No Cost
10. Exposure to phthalates may be a risk factor for low birth weight in infants
11. American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Releases New Perinatal and Infant Oral Health Guidelines
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Delivery-Related Infant Deaths Decline in Scotland
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... The Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) – ... serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive series of education programs, outreach initiatives ... to their industry leading Scientific Advisory Board. LRF’s volunteer Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... Dr. Surya Challa of Chesapeake Vein Center ... The Hampton Roads Show to discuss non-invasive CoolSculpting . On the show, Dr. ... , CoolSculpting fat reduction utilizes Cryolipolysis to literally freeze stubborn, unwanted fat away ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... July 01, 2015 , ... During the first week ... Sales Training and Development) and Chuck Corso (Associate Sales Trainer) participated in the ... LTEN brings together learning and development professionals from more than 300 life sciences ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... , ... July 01, 2015 , ... Convoy of ... community celebration in the Twin Cities on Saturday, August 1, at Spring Lake Park ... community will provide more than $1 million worth of goods and services including free ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... Element Blue ™, a leading ... it has received trademark protection for its SensorInsight® computer software platform. SensorInsight® is ... multiple sources providing an environment where users can view and compare real-time and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Welcomes New Scientific Advisory Board Members 2Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Welcomes New Scientific Advisory Board Members 3Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Welcomes New Scientific Advisory Board Members 4Health News:Lymphoma Research Foundation Welcomes New Scientific Advisory Board Members 5Health News:Dr. Surya Challa of Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa Will be Featured on The Hampton Roads Show on WAVY-TV 2Health News:Dr. Surya Challa of Chesapeake Vein Center and MedSpa Will be Featured on The Hampton Roads Show on WAVY-TV 3Health News:Mission Pharmacal Company: Alamo Pharma Services' Training Leaders Take Steps to Further Expand Capabilities for Mission Pharmacal and Other Clients 2Health News:Mission Pharmacal Company: Alamo Pharma Services' Training Leaders Take Steps to Further Expand Capabilities for Mission Pharmacal and Other Clients 3Health News:Mission Pharmacal Company: Alamo Pharma Services' Training Leaders Take Steps to Further Expand Capabilities for Mission Pharmacal and Other Clients 4Health News:Convoy of Hope Hosts Community Event in the Twin Cities 2Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 2Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 3Health News:Element Blue Receives Trademark Protection from U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for Its Award Winning SensorInsight® Software 4
... a munificent $15 million to assist Lebanon to rise ... According to Foreign Minister Alexander// Downer, Australia has managed ... during the post-conflict time, to help rebuild a country ... will support restoring health infrastructure and providing adequate access ...
... "enormous silence" in India around adolescent sexual and reproductive ... of parents, in-laws, spouses// and elders, says a new ... (ICRW) and partners. ,More than half ... many adolescents, particularly unmarried girls, suffer serious reproductive health ...
... of more than three glasses of red wine a week ... cancer, according to research presented at// the 71st Annual Scientific ... Based on the results of this study, researchers suspect the ... a key role. Resveratrol is an anti-fungal chemical that occurs ...
... a supplement of cinnamon extract on a daily basis ... a condition associated// with increased risk of type-2 diabetes ... obesity, hypertension, and unstable glucose and insulin metabolism and ... current study was presented this month at the 47th ...
... third case of carrot juice-linked botulism has been reported in ... drank U.S.-produced carrot juice earlier// this month. ,According ... from Quebec while the first two are from Toronto. It ... ,The affected products are produced in California and sold ...
... studies have revealed that college students put on several pounds in ... college students gain an average of 15// pounds in their freshman ... to put on weight. ,The first study was conducted ... According to the study results, both girls and guys gained an ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Intervention Needed to Break 'Silence' on Reproductive Health 2Health News:Intervention Needed to Break 'Silence' on Reproductive Health 3Health News:Cinnamon extract in reduction of risk of metabolic syndrome 2
(Date:7/1/2015)... , July 1, 2015 According ... Adhesives Market by Product (Natural & Synthetic, Fibrin, Collagen, ... Cosmetic Surgery) - Global Forecast to 2020", published by ... estimated to reach $2.64 Billion by 2020, growing at ... to 2020). Browse 119 market T ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... YORK, Pa. , July 1, 2015  Unilife ... developer, manufacturer and supplier of injectable drug delivery systems, ... been amended as of June 30, 2015. This amendment ... least $20 million in cash receipts from customers during ... no other adjustments to any of the terms of ...
(Date:7/1/2015)... CAESAREA, Israel , July 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... Diabetes Management Solution, today announced the appointment of Todd ... for the U.S.  Durniak brings to LabStyle over ... leadership, most recently as the Vice President and ... Insulet focused on delivering insulin supplies through durable ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Surgical Sealants and Adhesives Market Worth $2.64 Billion by 2020 2Surgical Sealants and Adhesives Market Worth $2.64 Billion by 2020 3Surgical Sealants and Adhesives Market Worth $2.64 Billion by 2020 4Unilife and OrbiMed Amend Debt Financing Agreement 2Unilife and OrbiMed Amend Debt Financing Agreement 3LabStyle Innovations Appoints Senior VP & General Manager in U.S. for the Dario Diabetes Management Solution 2LabStyle Innovations Appoints Senior VP & General Manager in U.S. for the Dario Diabetes Management Solution 3LabStyle Innovations Appoints Senior VP & General Manager in U.S. for the Dario Diabetes Management Solution 4
... New to Antiretroviral Therapy Respond ... Similarly to Men and ... once-daily or twice-daily dosing of Abbott,s (NYSE:,ABT) protease inhibitor Kaletra(R) ... amount of HIV-1),and improving the immune system (increasing CD4 cells) ...
... a,biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development ... announced today,that Genentech, a collaborator, has moved a ... into a phase 1 clinical trial,that has begun ... and tolerability of both single and multiple doses ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 2Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 3Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 4Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 5Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 6Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 7Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines 8Tolerx Announces Achievement of Milestones upon anti-CD4 Antibody Program Advancement and Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Trial 2Tolerx Announces Achievement of Milestones upon anti-CD4 Antibody Program Advancement and Initiation of Phase 1 Clinical Trial 3
... a broad selection of tip styles ... of ophthalmic procedures. Each single use ... a safety cap to lock switch ... not in use, and carries a ...
... Accu-Temp Cauteries provide a broad ... in a wide variety of ophthalmic ... packaged sterile, complete with a safety ... "off " position when not in ...
... The Luminary LASIK Light Probes provide ... that allows the corneal interface to be ... use of the Tindal effect and light ... of interface debris, epithelial deposits, flap edge ...
... EEG system designed to satisfy the needs ... center. Ready to use, Comet XL is ... and Photic Stimulator. Select from various mobile ... your individual needs. These powerful, easy-to-use EEG ...
Medicine Products: