Navigation Links
Premature Birth Ups Risk of Long-Term Breathing Problems
Date:4/23/2010

Kids who were extreme preemies had double the risk of asthma by age 11, study found

FRIDAY, April 23 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of babies born very prematurely -- at 25 weeks of pregnancy or earlier -- may experience lung problems, and they are twice as likely as children born at full-term to be diagnosed with asthma by the time they turn 11, a new study has found.

The study authors examined a database of all babies born at or before 25 weeks of gestation during several months of 1995 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The researchers followed the children until they reached 11 years of age and compared them to randomly selected peers.

"For a variety of reasons, rates of preterm birth are increasing in developed countries," study principal investigator Janet Stocks, professor of respiratory physiology at the University College London's Institute of Child Health, said in a news release from the American Thoracic Society.

"Despite sophisticated medical interventions, we know that preterm birth is often associated with serious respiratory problems. We wanted to look at the longer-term implications of the complications as these children grow up," Stocks explained.

Tests showed that many of the children suffered from airway obstruction. "These results indicate that despite improvements in obstetric and neonatal care that have resulted in increased survival of extremely preterm infants, airway obstruction remains a common long-term outcome," she noted.

"There needs to be long-term surveillance of this population, and appropriate treatment throughout childhood with a special emphasis on a healthy lifestyle with respect to diet, exercise and smoking prevention in order to preserve available lung function for as long as possible," Stocks said.

The findings were released online April 22 in advance of publication in an upcoming print issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

More information

For more about premature birth, visit the March of Dimes.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Thoracic Society, news release, April 22, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Stronger Ozone Standard Could Dramatically Reduce Asthma, Premature Deaths
2. Mutating Genes May Lead to Premature Births
3. Premature Aging of the Brain Seen in HIV Patients
4. Delinquent boys at increased risk of premature death and disability by middle age
5. Premature Death Could Await Obese Kids
6. Prevention Is Key Research Goal for Premature Babies, Scientists Say
7. Pioneering treatment reduces disability in premature babies with serious brain hemorrhage
8. SensiblyCelibate.com Encourages Relationships Without the Pressures of Becoming Intimate Too Prematurely
9. Agricultural Chemical Spray Linked to Birth Defect Risk
10. Genes May Influence Preterm Births
11. Report documents statewide initiative to reduce near-term scheduled births
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... which provides a modern CTMS workflow designed to seamlessly integrate and streamline the ... condensed to a single page, maximizing usability and improving efficiency significantly for users ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... Ultimate ... in 2017 who are passionate about making a difference in the lives of ... in Tampa, UMA, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution, has more than 30,000 alumni ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... NJ (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... locally owned insurance agency which serves Lawrenceville, New Jersey and the surrounding area, ... , Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 18, 2017 , ... The CHP suggests that ... a rain storm by slowing down and increasing the space between themselves and other ... Angeles based car accident attorney Raymond R. Hassanlou notes that, rain or shine, drivers ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... "ProParagraph Basics is a set ... process for all media productions," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film ... self-animating paragraphs designed for multi-lined text purposes. Choose from presets with basic, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Florida , January 19, 2017 ... Trump administration appears serious about reducing the FDA,s ... and innovation in the medical drug industry, many ... ahead with new clinical trials and development of ... companies forging ahead with recent developments include:  Moleculin ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... The Global Therapy Partnering Terms and Agreements since 2010 ... agreements entered into by the world,s leading healthcare companies. ... by value - Deals listed by company A-Z, industry ... provides understanding and access to the partnering deals and ... The report provides an analysis of partnering deals. ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ALEXANDRIA, Va. , Jan. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... commends the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for ... biopharmaceutical companies and population health decision makers can ... FDA approved products as well as emerging therapies ... guidance largely mirrors consensus recommendations that AMCP developed ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: