Navigation Links
Injections May Benefit Oxygen-Deprived Newborns
Date:8/13/2009

Hormone treatment improved prognosis in moderate cases, study shows

THURSDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- A new hormone treatment to prevent brain damage in oxygen-deprived newborns shows promise, a study has found.

Currently, immediate cooling is the only way to reduce the risk of brain damage in newborns who suffered oxygen deprivation during delivery. The new method, which can be started as late as two days after birth, involves a two-week course of injections of erythropoietin, a hormone that stimulates red blood cell formation, the researchers explained.

The new study included more than 150 newborns with moderate to severe hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) at birth. About half of them received small doses of erythropoietin every other day. The neurological condition of all the children was assessed when they were 18 months old.

"Only half as many of the children treated with erythropoietin had developed a severe neurological functional disability or had died of their injuries. Thus the hormone treatment improves the prognosis considerably in the longer perspective," Klas Blomgren, professor of pediatrics at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg and Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Sweden, said in a university news release.

But only children with moderate HIE benefited from the hormone treatment, according to the study in the August issue of the journal Pediatrics.

"We believe that erythropoietin has a regenerative and stimulating effect on recovery and on brain development following the injury," Blomgren said. "This appears to be a safe treatment, almost without side effects, and it is also cheaper and technically simpler to administer in comparison with cooling. This means that the treatment can be given a wide distribution, and can be used even in developing countries."

More information

The Children's National Medical Center explains the process of whole-body cooling in newborns.



-- Robert Preidt



SOURCE: University of Gothenburg, news release, Aug. 11, 2009


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

Related medicine news :

1. Dr. John L. LeRoy First Atlanta Plastic Surgeon to Perform Newly Approved Dysport Wrinkle Remover Injections for Facial Rejuvenation
2. New Survey Reveals High Expectations for Popular Aesthetic Injections
3. Botox injections can significantly improve quality of life for people with overactive bladders
4. Testosterone Injections Offer Hope for Male Contraceptive
5. Testosterone Undecanoate Achieves and Maintains Normal Testosterone Levels in Hypogonadal Men With Five Injections Per Year, New Data Show
6. Consumer Alert: Illegal Silicone Injections Result in Death
7. Physicians Coalition for Injectable Safety Says There are No Substitutes for Cosmetic Injections, Offers Solutions
8. Stem Cell Injections Seem to Reduce Angina Pain
9. Collagen injections can help some incontinence patients when surgery fails, researcher finds
10. Video: Injectable-Grade Filler, Now Without the Injections
11. Inexpensive and Illegal Buttock - Boosting Injections Not Pretty
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Injections May Benefit Oxygen-Deprived Newborns
(Date:7/24/2017)... Lewisville, TX (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 ... ... grants under the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) State ... State of California Department of Health Care Services, will facilitate the development of ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Peruvian Ayahuasca retreat, East West Lodge, announced ... and divided between two full-time university students enrolled in U.S. or Canadian accredited ... apply for the scholarship, students are asked to submit an essay between 750 ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... , ... Axiad IDS , a leading provider of trusted identities for ... to expand its solution to help government contractors more quickly and cost-effectively comply ... to address the authentication requirements within NIST SP800-171, but no matter how you ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... people are taking more steps to protect themselves from sunburn, half of all adults and ... the past year. It’s common and people have been dealing with them since the dawn ... conscientious of the risks that accompany sunburns. , The team at AloeVera.com , a ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 24, 2017 , ... ... August 13-17 in National Harbor, MD. This year's theme focuses on the new ... principal benchmarks for quality and integrity in testing and calibration will be changed. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/5/2017)... 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of ... approval from the Israel Securities Authority to dual-list its common ... stock will commence trading on the TASE on July 12, ... capitalization of the Company, it is expected that Oramed will ...
(Date:7/5/2017)...   BioLife Solutions , Inc. (NASDAQ: ... proprietary clinical grade cell and tissue hypothermic storage ... announced that it has reached an agreement with WAVI ... to modify its existing credit facility effective June 30, ... agreed to exchange its existing $4.25 million credit facility, ...
(Date:6/30/2017)... ROCKVILLE, Md. , June 30, 2017 ... that since the start of May, at least ten ... financings include private investments, public offerings and a loan ... $3.3 million to almost $80 million.  Kalorama Information provides ... customers of its Diagnostics Knowledge Center. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: