Navigation Links
Heart rate variability may predict risk of disease in premature infants
Date:6/12/2014

Measuring variability of heart rate may identify premature infants at risk of developing necrotizing enterocolitis, a serious inflammatory condition that can lead to death, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers.

Necrotizing enterocolitis, or NEC, may lead to destruction of the intestinal wall and vital organ failure. It affects 6 to 10 percent of premature infants within the first two weeks of life.

"NEC is currently diagnosed by a combination of laboratory and radiology tests, usually done when the disease is already significant," said Kim Doheny, director of clinical research in newborn medicine and assistant professor of pediatrics. "Since NEC progresses so rapidly and the symptoms develop suddenly, a non-invasive biomarker that allows early detection of patients at risk is required as a matter of urgency."

Heart rate fluctuates in the intervals between beats, and contributors to this fluctuation are measured through mathematical analysis. One of these contributors is the parasympathetic nervous system -- the system that controls digestive responses and regulates the organs during rest represented through measurement of high-frequency energy distribution. The researchers studied 70 infants born at 28 to 35 weeks within the first five to eight days of life. The babies were stable with no sign of illness.

The researchers then measured heart rate variability in the infants to test whether measuring the high-frequency component of heart rate variability may be used as a way to predict an infant's NEC risk before disease onset. They reported the results in Neurogastroenterology & Motility.

Of the 70 infants studied, nine who later developed NEC had decreased high frequency in the heart rate variability, suggesting reduced parasympathetic nervous system activity. Of all the infants with a decreased high-frequency heart rate variability, 50 percent developed the disease. In contrast, 98 percent of those with a higher h
'/>"/>

Contact: Matt Solovey
msolovey@hmc.psu.edu
717-531-8606
Penn State
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Witnessing, Experiencing Traumatic Events May Worsen Heart Disease
2. Risk of suicide and fatal heart attack immediately following a cancer diagnosis
3. Cancer Diagnosis May Raise Odds for Suicide, Heart Attack Death
4. In children born with severe heart defect, surgical management has little effect on neuro outcomes
5. Invasive heart test being dramatically overused, Stanford study shows
6. Heart failure patients with diabetes may benefit from higher glucose levels
7. Omega-3 Supplements No Help Against Repeat Heart Trouble: Review
8. EKG Heart Test May Predict Risk in Older Adults
9. Common Blood Pressure Drug Safe for Heart Failure: Study
10. Spouses of Cancer Patients May Have Raised Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke
11. SMART heart eases heart ache, targets cardiac patients emotional well-being
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/17/2014)... 17, 2014 The global metrology services ... due to the key driving factors of increasing demands ... CAGR of 8.2 % puts the metrology services market ... 2018, as stated in a Transparency Market Research report ... Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2012 – 2018”. , ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... This news release is available in Spanish . ... overweight affect more than half of the population in ... organism, one of which affects liver function. Fat accumulates ... circumstances, causes inflammation, fibrosis and finally, cirrhosis. To date, ... been hepatic biopsy. Imaging techniques such as abdominal ecography ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... (GSA) invites all journalists to attend its ... interdisciplinary conference in the field of aging from ... may register free of charge. , An estimated 4,000 ... the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and Marriott Marquis ... From Cells to Societies" and the program schedule contains ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... September 17, 2014 Representatives with Capitol ... sponsor of Thursday’s Anti-Defamation League Event at the Four Seasons ... we consider it an honor to be a sponsor for ... Pain Institute. , Schocket went on to explain that the ... 600 community leaders and members at the Four Seasons to ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... Neon Sport and Fitmark have an ... industry’s most anticipated event, Joe Weider's Olympia Fitness & ... each take home a Neon Sport branded Fitmark Power ... gear. Fitmark will hold entries for the special prize ... , “There’s nothing more exciting than seeing our ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Metrology Services Market to Hit USD 720.3 Million by 2018: Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Metrology Services Market to Hit USD 720.3 Million by 2018: Transparency Market Research 3Health News:Magnetic resonance helps to detect and quantify fat in liver 2Health News:Join GSA in Washington, DC, for the Nation's Premier Aging Conference 2Health News:Capitol Pain Institute Sponsoring an Anti-Defamation League Event & Awards Dinner 2Health News:Electrifying Sports Nutrition Brand, Neon Sport, Pairs with Global Fitness Bag & Luggage Brand, Fitmark Bags, for an Exclusive Giveaway at Olympia Expo, This Weekend 2
... anti-HLA antibody assays both contribute to characterization ... ... immunosuppression, COLUMBIA, Md., June 1 Data developed by Cylex ... the American Transplantation Congress in Toronto, Canada, suggest,that cell-mediated immunity and ...
... also helped with severe fatigue among patients on chemotherapy ... the more common and unpleasant side effects of treatment ... by the ancient Chinese practice of acupuncture. , A ... and pain and shoulder dysfunction after neck dissection in ...
... treatment of choice for advanced, metastatic prostate cancer has ... testosterone the hormone that fuels prostate-cancer growth ... drugs. While such therapy buys time for patients, it ... resistant to the androgen deprivation and continues to grow. ...
... VA Three new studies published in the June ... focus on what role gender plays in the prognosis ... and the success rates of hearing aid implants in ... the wide variety of critical research being undertaken every ...
... pancreatic, kidney cancers, respectively , , SATURDAY, May ... cancer -- which historically carries a grim prognosis ... cancer drug Gemzar was used after surgery, new ... of pancreatic cancer patients are even candidates for ...
... death for female survivors; cardiovascular events for males ... survived Hodgkin lymphoma as children have an increased risk ... disease as adults, according to a new report. ... -- may help drive these increased risks, according to ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Cell-Mediated Immunity and Anti-HLA Antibody Tests Provide Insight to Immune Response in Renal Transplant Patients 2Health News:Cell-Mediated Immunity and Anti-HLA Antibody Tests Provide Insight to Immune Response in Renal Transplant Patients 3Health News:Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments 2Health News:Acupuncture Eases Side Effects of Head, Neck Cancer Treatments 3Health News:How advanced prostate cancer becomes resistant to androgen-deprivation therapy 2Health News:How advanced prostate cancer becomes resistant to androgen-deprivation therapy 3Health News:New research offers insight into oral cancer, chronic pediatric ear infections, and hearing health 2Health News:New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers 2Health News:New Hope for Tough-to-Treat Cancers 3Health News:Hodgkin Lymphoma Kids Face Greater Risk of Future Problems 2
(Date:9/17/2014)... -- Fortune Oil and Gas, Inc. (OTCPink:FOGC), today announced that ... Inc. with the symbol (OTCPink : FOGCD). FINRA approved ... Also taking effect today is a ten for 1 ... event in the company,s progress according to CEO, ... proceed with the plan and still have any level ...
(Date:9/17/2014)... , Sept. 17, 2014  Soligenix, Inc. ... biopharmaceutical company developing products that address unmet medical ... biodefense, announced today that agreement has been reached ... on the design of a pivotal, Phase 3 ... for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).  ...
(Date:9/16/2014)... , 17 settembre 2014 Hologic, Inc. ... il lancio in Europa del Tomcat, un nuovo ... una piattaforma multifunzionale completamente automatizzata, progettata per semplificare ... ed i rischi di errore legati alla gestione ... strumento Tomcat di Hologic riduce il carico di ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Fortune Oil and Gas, Inc. announces 1 for 10 reverse split along with a name change to Manzo Pharmaceuticals is now effective 2Fortune Oil and Gas, Inc. announces 1 for 10 reverse split along with a name change to Manzo Pharmaceuticals is now effective 3Soligenix Announces FDA Clearance of Phase 3 Clinical Protocol of SGX301 in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 2Soligenix Announces FDA Clearance of Phase 3 Clinical Protocol of SGX301 in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 3Soligenix Announces FDA Clearance of Phase 3 Clinical Protocol of SGX301 in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 4Soligenix Announces FDA Clearance of Phase 3 Clinical Protocol of SGX301 in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 5Soligenix Announces FDA Clearance of Phase 3 Clinical Protocol of SGX301 in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 6Soligenix Announces FDA Clearance of Phase 3 Clinical Protocol of SGX301 in Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma 7Hologic annuncia il lancio dello strumento preanalitico Tomcat in Europa 2Hologic annuncia il lancio dello strumento preanalitico Tomcat in Europa 3
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is ... http://www.reportlinker.com/p0484924/Epidemiology-Lupus.html In ... cases of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in the seven ... women between 45 and 64 years of age. The ...
... NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... catalogue: Epidemiology: Prostate Cancer ... period, prostate cancer incident cases will increase in all ... likely to be as a result of an aging ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds Epidemiology: Lupus 2Reportlinker Adds Epidemiology: Prostate Cancer 2
... WardWatch has been designed specifically ... medical staff involved in ward rounds. ... medications and dosages, and consultations that ... (Specialist) or Registrar during Ward round ...
... is an advanced medical calculator ... Pediatric Dosing and Critical Care ... a logical complement to other ... the Daviss Drug Guide, PDR ...
... comprehensive guide provides safe, effective, ... information in a quickly accessible ... edition includes the latest drugs ... key nursing implications are highlighted ...
Provides immediate access to comprehensive coverage of more than 325 I.V. drugs, blood products, and solutions....
Medicine Products: