Navigation Links
Factors affecting survival, disability of extremely premature infants identified
Date:4/29/2008

Gestational age has long been the factor most commonly used to predict whether an extremely low-birth-weight infant survives and thrives, but four additional factors that can help predict a preemies outcome have been identified by the National Institutes of Health Neonatal Research Network, of which Yale is a member.

Birth weight, gender, whether the baby is a twin and whether the mother was given antenatal steroid mediation to aid the babys lung development are all factors that affect survivability and risk of disability, according to an article in the New England Journal of Medicine by a consortium of researchers in the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Neonatal Research Network. The 19-center network includes Yale School of Medicine and Yale-New Haven Hospital.

The study was a statistical analysis of the health records of 4,446 children born between 22 and 25 weeks of pregnancy and weighing between 401-1,000 grams (about one to two pounds) at birth. Researchers examined which factors, aside from gestational age, influenced the outcomes for extremely low-birth-weight infants. They used a statistical tool called an outcome estimator to assess survival. The researchers found that an infants chances of survival without disability were enhanced if they were of older gestational age, their mothers had been given antenatal steroids, they were female, they were singletons rather than part of a multiple birth and they had higher birth weight.

There is a grey zone of survivability at different gestational ages, and it is impossible to predict the outcome with perfect accuracy, but these new statistical tools are a tremendous aid to us as physicians, particularly when counseling parents faced with agonizing decisions for their extreme preemies, said Mark Mercurio, M.D., associate professor of pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine, attending neonatologist at Yale-New Haven Hospital and
'/>"/>

Contact: Karen N. Peart
karen.peart@yale.edu
203-432-1326
Yale University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Share Some Genetic Risk Factors
2. Factors in Cancer Death Rates Stay Stagnant
3. Smoking, Drinking, Cholesterol May Be Alzheimers Risk Factors
4. Integrating genetic information with breast cancer risk factors may help refine prognosis
5. Methamphetamine Use Associated With Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Patients With Previously Unknown Risk Factors
6. Prostate size and other neglected factors influence prostate cancer treatment satisfaction
7. Study names 5 factors of social ills in energy, mining and logging communities
8. Consumer Advocate Speaks Out Against Bill Allowing Invasions of Medical Privacy; Author Received $21k from Bill Benefactors
9. Researchers ID behavioral risk factors for head and neck cancers
10. Kidney cancer surgery often determined by surgeons practice style, not medical factors
11. Factors that enhance autonomy of cancer patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/25/2015)... York New York (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 ... that Dr. Jerry Blaivas has been chosen by the New ... for his contributions to medicine in the field of Urology. ... the best in his speciality, Genito-Urinary diseases. He was ... specifically in the field of urology. Not only did ...
(Date:4/25/2015)... (PRWEB) April 25, 2015 On Friday, ... of RFID Journal’s annual Best Implementation Award. This ... demonstrated the best use of RFID technology to improve ... is the company that best demonstrates how RFID is ... presented at RFID Journal Live! 2015 in San Diego, ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Bird B Gone, the leader ... now offers a complete line of bird control solutions to ... , New Flu Strains Threaten Pacific, Central and Mississippi Farms ... , a number of highly pathogenic avian flus in ... is often spread when wild birds enter poultry farms. The ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... (PRWEB) April 24, 2015 Multi Customer ... septic tank pumping ( http://www.zeitersseptics.com/multi-customer-discount.html ) of 1000-1500 gallons ... start the program. This does not include any Dig ... Save $25-$65 per person. If someone is part of ... two tanks totaling approximately 2500 gallons or more, the ...
(Date:4/24/2015)... 2015 Ryadon is a leading manufacturer ... capabilities and services to complement any custom hardware requirements ... Program will be offered on all heavy duty drawer ... Receive 10% discount - Order 20+: Receive 20% discount ... Slides Products, Furniture ,Drawer ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The 2015 Valentine Award Comes From The Heart and Goes To Famous New York Urologist 2Health News:The 2015 Valentine Award Comes From The Heart and Goes To Famous New York Urologist 3Health News:Seeonic’s Industry Leading Technology Powers Interstate Batteries to Winning Award 2Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 2Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 3Health News:Bird B Gone Offers Solutions to Bird Flu Threat to Poultry Farms 4Health News:Zeiter's Septics Inc. Offers Multi Customer Septic Tank Cleaning Program in Cook, Putnam & Will Counties in May 2015 2Health News:Zeiter's Septics Inc. Offers Multi Customer Septic Tank Cleaning Program in Cook, Putnam & Will Counties in May 2015 3Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 2Health News:Ryadon Inc. Offers Quantity Drawer Slide Discount Program Nationwide in May 2015 3
... N.Y., JAN. 5, 2009 Only 17 percent of ... are taking a multivitamin containing folic acid daily, according ... to focus on this population. , Folic acid ... of the brain and spine such as spina bifida ...
... Jan. 5 Only 17 percent of Spanish-speaking women ... a multivitamin containing folic acid daily, according to the ... on this population. Folic acid can prevent neural tube ... spine such as spina bifida and anencephaly, which are ...
... Volcano Corporation,(Nasdaq: VOLC ), a leader ... diagnosis and treatment of coronary and peripheral artery,disease, will ... to,discuss its acquisition of Axsun Technologies, Inc., that was ... The teleconference call and webcast will begin at 1 ...
... Conference on Cell Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease (IC3D) will ... organ injury. The session will include new data on ... cells for stroke patients, and treating Parkinson,s disease with ... include the first human data using special bone marrow ...
... Newswire Staff Volunteer Time As Part of ... Jan. 5 Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland ... non-profit organizations serving the Cleveland community, were the ... from PR Newswire,s Cleveland staff in 2008, PR ...
... OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONSARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., ... the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:Can The US Really ... that while health care is one of the strongest ... sustainable reduction is US health care spending is not ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Folic acid survey of Spanish-speaking women finds most are missing benefits, March of Dimes says 2Health News:First Nationwide Folic Acid Survey of Spanish-Speaking Women Finds Most Are Missing Benefits, March of Dimes Says 2Health News:First Nationwide Folic Acid Survey of Spanish-Speaking Women Finds Most Are Missing Benefits, March of Dimes Says 3Health News:Reminder: Volcano Corporation Schedules Conference Call, Webcast to Discuss Axsun Transaction 2Health News:Conference on cell therapy includes new session on stem cells for non-cardiac organ injury 2Health News:PR Newswire Provides Grant to Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity in Cleveland 2Health News:PR Newswire Provides Grant to Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity in Cleveland 3Health News:PR Newswire Provides Grant to Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity in Cleveland 4Health News:PR Newswire Provides Grant to Ronald McDonald House and Habitat for Humanity in Cleveland 5Health News:Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...In Brief 2Health News:Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...In Brief 3
(Date:4/23/2015)... HILL, S.C. , April 23, 2015 ... on and strengthening our commitment to patient safety. ... in the fight against infectious disease. The ... Medical gas sensors are now mounted in ... reducing the need to open ceiling tiles potentially releasing ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... April 23, 2015 Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR ... ended March 31, 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, after ... president and chief executive officer, will host a conference call ... (ET)/2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT). The press ... can be accessed through a link that is posted on ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... 23, 2015  DanDrit Biotech A/S ("DanDrit Denmark"), ... , Inc. ("DanDrit"), (symbol : OTCQB:DDRT) a ... for the treatment of colorectal cancer, announced that ... signed a partnership agreement in Saudi ... advances DanDrit,s goal to deliver an innovative portfolio ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:BeaconMedaes launches new Zone Valve Box Assembly 2Nektar to Announce Financial Results for the First Quarter 2015 on Thursday, April 30, 2015, After Close of U.S.-Based Financial Markets 2DanDrit Biotech and Riyadh Pharma Sign Partnership Agreement 2
... 2011 Henry Schein, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... services to office-based practitioners, announced today that Ferdinand ... the CL King 9th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2011. The ... New York City. Henry Schein,s presentation is ...
... VILLAGE, Nev., Sept. 13, 2011 PDL BioPharma, Inc. (PDL) ... McLaughlin, the company,s president and chief executive officer, will present ... ) UBS Global Life Sciences Conference ... The JMP Securities Healthcare Conference Tuesday, ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Henry Schein to Present at the CL King 9th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2011 2
HME w/CO2 Sampling Port 22mm od/15mm od...
... T helps provide protection to the exposed airway ... extremely lightweight making it ideal for active young ... rate of heat and moisture recovery, it ensures ... HMEs and filters have ISO standard tapered ends ...
... provide protection to the exposed airway of the ... making it ideal for active young children as ... heat and moisture recovery, it ensures patient comfort ... filters have ISO standard tapered ends to assure ...
The Secretion Solution., ,Available Configurations: , Straight Flex Tube, Poppel Flex Tube, MDI Adaptor ...
Medicine Products: