Navigation Links
Even Barely Early Babies Face Respiratory Risks
Date:5/5/2009

Need for oxygen, however, sometimes limits options, researcher says,,

TUESDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born just a few weeks premature still have a much greater chance of developing a respiratory tract infection, a new study has found.

Researchers for Kaiser Permanente found an increased risk for the infection -- known as respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV -- especially among premature infants who are put on oxygen or ventilation shortly after birth.

RSV is the most common cause of inflammation of the small airways in the lung, called bronchiolitis, and pneumonia in children in the United States younger than 1 year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Babies born at 37 weeks, one week shy of what is considered full term, had a 37 percent greater risk of developing an RSV infection than full-term infants; babies born during weeks 34 to 36 had a 70 percent greater risk.

Babies put on supplemental oxygen while still in the hospital after birth had a 50 percent to 120 percent increased chance of developing a medically attended RSV infection during their first year of life.

Though the risk is higher among infants exposed to supplemental oxygen or assisted ventilation during the neonatal period, the researchers said that the need for oxygen is sometimes unavoidable.

"Although extreme prematurity is a known risk factor for severe RSV infection, this study helped us to learn more about risk factors for RSV infection among mildly premature infants," Dr. Gabriel J. Escobar, a pediatrician and research scientist with the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, Calif., and the study's lead investigator, said in a news release from health-care company. "We detected an increased risk even in babies born at 37 weeks."

The results of the study, which involved 108,794 babies discharged from six hospitals during an almost seven-year period, were to be presented Tuesday in Baltimore at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.

More information

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has more about RSV.



-- Kevin McKeever



SOURCE: Kaiser Permanente, news release, May 5, 2009


'/>"/>
Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Novel gene predicts local recurrence in early-onset breast cancer
2. Early Alzheimers Hinders Brains Effort to Sort Information
3. Early Detection of Melanoma Plus Regular Skin Exams is Vital For Beating Disease
4. Memory grows less efficient very early in Alzheimers disease
5. JCI online early table of contents: May 1, 2009
6. Survey finds nearly half of Americans concerned they or their family may get sick from swine flu
7. Driven by Sales of Enbrel, Remicade and Humira, spondyloarthropathies Drug Market Grew to Nearly $2 Billion in 2008
8. First 10-year follow-up shows that treatment with AVONEX leads to long-term benefits in early multiple sclerosis patients
9. First ten-year follow-up shows that treatment with AVONEX leads to long-term benefits in early multiple sclerosis patients
10. New Analyses from 16-Year Follow-up Trial with Betaseron(R) Demonstrated that Early and Sustained Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis Patients Enrolled in the Trial Affected Their Long-term Outcomes
11. TypeAMom.net on Early Intervention for Autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Even Barely Early Babies Face Respiratory Risks
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet is proud to announce the ... the innovative treatments, therapeutic technologies, and revolutionized nutrition that are helping patients and ... 6 years in the last 3 decades,” says Dr. Valentine Fuster, a world-renowned ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Universal ... systems and the first company to offer robotic imaging to veterinary medicine ... tradeshow booth # 941 for the American Association of Equine Practitioners 62nd Annual ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... December 02, 2016 , ... Yisrayl Hawkins, ... delves into how this current generation fits into Bible Prophecy. Yisrayl says this generation, ... facts pointing to this conclusion, showing how the details line up exactly with Bible ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... On November 24th, 2016, ... from eight different sites throughout Miami-Dade and Broward counties. This is the largest ... hard on Thanksgiving morning by putting together individual meals via assembly lines and ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... ‘Tis the season for giving! Today, 20 creative ... National Family Partnership and the Drug Enforcement Administration as part of the National Red ... 10 winning schools who decorated their campuses with this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... Dec. 2, 2016  PipelineRx, a leading medication management ... offering demonstrations of its SaaS-based telepharmacy platform, ... Pharmacists 2016 Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition, December ... With nearly 300 hospital clients nationally, the Company ... designed to dramatically improve pharmacy operations, enhance patient ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... Va. , Dec. 2, 2016  The ... by the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP), ... organizations can better address the opioid addiction crisis, ... Assisted Therapies (MAT). ATAG,s newly released ... Improving Access to Naloxone," addresses many issues around ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... bioLytical Laboratories, ein Weltführer bei schnellen Tests für ... Apothekenbundes von Kenia eingeführt. Continue Reading ... ... Test! (PRNewsFoto/bioLytical Laboratories) ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161201/444905 ) bioLytical wurde durch die ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: