Navigation Links
Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk
Date:3/5/2012

MONDAY, March 5 (HealthDay News) -- Babies born just a few weeks early appear to face a greater risk of developing asthma when compared with children born at full term, new research reveals.

The observation applied to infants born between the 34th and 37th week of pregnancy. One-quarter of such "late preterm" babies ended up with an asthma diagnosis by the age of 8 years, despite no prior indications of respiratory illness, the study team found. By contrast, just 15 percent of babies delivered after 37 weeks were found to develop asthma.

"About 10 percent of our babies are born at this [preterm] gestational age, and not much thought is given to their risk of asthma," study co-author Dr. Gretchen Matthews, a pediatrician and neonatologist at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., explained in a news release from the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI).

"What this shows us is that late preterm birth puts children at additional risk for asthma, and so we should initiate diagnosis earlier and maybe take preventive measures earlier," Matthews added. "It wasn't appreciated that this (late preterm) population was different. We can have a huge impact on asthma."

Matthews and her colleagues are to report their findings Monday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, in Orlando, Fla.

The study authors noted that at least 5 million U.S. children are estimated to have asthma, which is now the most common chronic pediatric issue, and prevalence is on the rise.

Given that each year asthma attacks cause U.S. children to miss an estimated 14 million days of school, the Mayo Clinic team said that getting a better handle on factors related to improving early diagnosis could ultimately boost childhood quality of life, while also helping to hold down medical costs. The United States spends about $18 billion a year to treat and manage asthma,
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Timing of Preemie Birth May Be Key to Kids Health Later
2. C-Sections Might Put Preemies at Risk for Breathing Problems
3. Study Sheds Light on Preemies Higher SIDS Risk
4. Worlds Tiniest Preemies Growing Up Healthy: Report
5. Worlds tiniest preemies are growing up and doing fine
6. Behavior Problems May Surface in Preemies by Preschool
7. Preemies Infected With More Dangerous Types of Bacteria: Study
8. Steroids May Boost Survival for Very Preemie Babies
9. Life-threatening condition in preemies linked to blood type
10. Steroids Given to Preemies May Harm Brain Growth: Study
11. Preemies With Faster Brain Growth May End Up Smarter
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Late Preemie Birth May Be Linked to Higher Asthma Risk
(Date:9/30/2014)... Legislation passed in 2003 to slow the spiraling ... to treat Medicare patients has had no meaningful impact ... researchers in the Journal of Clinical Oncology ... outpatient chemotherapy to treat colorectal and lung cancers, and ... prescribe those drugs following the implementation of the recent ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... September 30, 2014 Integrated Medicine ... is opening another new medical specialty practice through a ... Cardiology will be located within the company’s Shrewsbury ... and Dr. Isaac Tawfik of American Heart Center, P.C., ... new practice will offer Integrated Medicine Alliance patients top ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... of allergy-related sudden deaths in the U.S., according to ... conducted by researchers at Montefiore Medical Center ... Yeshiva University . The study, published online today in ... also found that the risk of fatal drug-induced allergic ... and that such deaths increased significantly in the U.S. ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... EverStryke , the permanent match currently ... along with a free book and class all about survival ... prompting an investigative review. , “Joe Marshall of SurvivalLife.com ... and preparation niche, and this product is an excellent way ... survival products that Joe offers on his website to help ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... The American Diabetes Association ... curb their sweet tooth, but the most recent research, ... suggests that zero-calorie sweeteners may actually be linked to ... The Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel recently ... mice, the mice developed glucose intolerance. They then analyzed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Landmark Medicare law had little impact on reducing chemotherapy cost 2Health News:Integrated Medicine Alliance Announces New Cardiology Practice 2Health News:Comprehensive Study of allergic deaths in US finds medications are main culprit 2Health News:EverStryke: Review Exposes Joe Marshall’s Permanent Match Survival Product 2Health News:Artificial Sweeteners May be Linked to Greater Diabetes Risk 2
... Medical Data ... the healthcare industry has announced the expansion in to Primary Collections Operations, and the opening ... ... industry leader, Medical Data Systems, Inc. (MDS), has announced the opening of its ...
... Reportlinker.com just added a new market research ... World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market ... , , This ... Therapeutics in Millions of US$. The market for ...
... SCAN Health Plan announced today that it has hired ... services, effective immediately. Taylor-Laws brings more than 25 years ... vice president Taylor-Laws will be responsible for the development ... on behalf of SCAN,s members throughout Maricopa County. "Access ...
... 7 Twenty-one regional hospitals that utilize ... (INHS) earned the distinction of being among the most ... the 2009 Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study released ... Networks magazine. Hospitals and Health Networks ...
... for American Medical Innovation headlined a forum on medical ... Health. Former Democratic Majority Leader Richard Gephardt, president ... in Indiana government, academia and business for a panel ... and what is needed to maintain a robust environment ...
... The Anthropedia Foundation, a non-profit organization based in ... Yourself , an innovative DVD series designed for people ... lives. The series is a step-by-step guide to improving ... on straightforward concepts and simple exercises that foster calmness, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Medical Data Systems, Inc. (MDS) Announces Operations Expansion and Opening of its Primary Collections Operations Office 2Health News:Medical Data Systems, Inc. (MDS) Announces Operations Expansion and Opening of its Primary Collections Operations Office 3Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 2Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 3Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 4Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 5Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 6Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 7Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 8Health News:New Report Just Published: World Multiple Myeloma Therapeutics Market Report 9Health News:SCAN Health Plan Selects Kathy Taylor-Laws as Vice President of Network Management Services 2Health News:21 Regional Hospitals Recognized as Nation's Most Wired 2Health News:21 Regional Hospitals Recognized as Nation's Most Wired 3Health News:Council for American Medical Innovation and Hoosiers Work for Health Host Indiana Forum on Medical Innovation 2Health News:Knowing Yourself Can Improve Your Health and Happiness 2Health News:Knowing Yourself Can Improve Your Health and Happiness 3
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 BioStructures, ... the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), it ... Chief Executive Officer. Accreditation follows an ... a specially trained AATB inspector.  It establishes that ... within the facility meets or exceeds the standards ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014  Georgia-Pacific Professional ... towels and tissue for a wide range of ... of its product lines in healthcare, including hospitals, ... Georgia-Pacific Professional is introducing its healthcare products and ... Professional understands the importance of infection control in ...
(Date:9/30/2014)... , Sept. 30, 2014 Passport Health, one ... , has launched FluFree.com, a website designed to ... For 20 years, Passport Health has provided ... flu. The launch of FluFree.com is designed to address ... the number of people who actually chose to get ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Biostructures, LLC Earns AATB Accreditation 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 2Georgia-Pacific Professional Brings Its Success in Medical Solutions to the Dental Community 3Passport Health Launches FluFree.com - Aims To Improve Flu Vaccination Rates and Fulfill Growing Public Health Priority 2Passport Health Launches FluFree.com - Aims To Improve Flu Vaccination Rates and Fulfill Growing Public Health Priority 3
... Jan. 23, 2012  PLC Systems Inc. (OTC: PLCSF), a ... successful enrollment of the first patient in the CIN-RG ... of its RenalGuard Therapy® and RenalGuard System™ in the ... step in the process to secure regulatory approval by ...
... EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD ), a ... of cancer, announced today that it has secured ... including IDG-Accel China Growth Fund II L.P. ("IDG"), ... W. Mak, Director of The Campbell Family Institute ...
Cached Medicine Technology:First Patient Treated in PLC Systems' RenalGuard® U.S. Pivotal Trial 2First Patient Treated in PLC Systems' RenalGuard® U.S. Pivotal Trial 3EntreMed Secures $10 Million Strategic Financing 2EntreMed Secures $10 Million Strategic Financing 3EntreMed Secures $10 Million Strategic Financing 4EntreMed Secures $10 Million Strategic Financing 5
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
Medicine Products: