Navigation Links
World's tiniest preemies are growing up and doing fine
Date:12/11/2011

MAYWOOD, Il. -- In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world's smallest surviving baby after she was born at Loyola University Medical Center. She weighed 280 g. (9.9 oz.) -- about the size of an iPhone.

In 2004. Rumaisa Rahmam set a Guinness World Record after she was born at Loyola, weighing 260 g. (9.2 oz.).

Remarkably, Madeline and Rumaisa both have normal motor and language development, Loyola physicians wrote in a case report in Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The article was published online Dec. 12.

Rumaisa remains the world's smallest surviving baby, and Madeline now is the world's fourth smallest surviving baby, according to a registry kept by the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. Rumaisa and Madeline are the smallest and second smallest surviving babies born in the United States. And Rumaisa and her twin sister, Hiba, are the world's smallest surviving twins. (Hiba weighed 1 pound, 5 oz. at birth).

Of the 85 smallest surviving babies in the United States, three were born at Loyola and five others were cared for by physicians trained at Loyola.

Lead author Jonathan Muraskas, MD, and colleagues caution that successful outcomes such as Madeline and Rumaisa are not necessarily typical. Many extremely low-birth-weight preemies either do not survive or grow up with severe, lifelong disabilities such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation and blindness.

Comparing other micropreemies with Madeline and Rumaisa could "propagate false expectations for families, caregivers and the medico-legal community alike," Muraskas and colleagues wrote.

Madeline and Rumaisa had several advantages. Female preemies tend to do better than males. They had relatively long gestational ages for their birthweights. And their mothers were given steroids before birth, which helped their lungs and brains mature more quickly.

During their pregnancies, Madeline's and Rumaisa's mothers experienced preeclampsi
'/>"/>

Contact: Jim Ritter
jritter@lumc.edu
708-216-2445
Loyola University Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Gunther von Hagens BODY WORLDS of Animals Opening March 19 at the Neunkirchen Zoo
2. Anthropologist: Body Worlds visitors confront bodies but not death
3. Losing Weight, Keeping It Off Can Be Two Different Worlds
4. Probiotics Beneficial for Tiniest Preemies
5. Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks
6. In U.S., Obesity Afflicts Even Some of the Tiniest Tots
7. Youngest Preemies Survival Rate Unchanged
8. DHA Supplements for Mom Good for Preemies
9. For Preemies, Better Use of Oxygen Improves Survival
10. Nitric Oxide Doesnt Seem to Help Preemies Lungs: Report
11. New Tool Aims to Predict Problems in Preemies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:11/27/2014)... Nov. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most babies and ... cold, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. ... given to children younger than 2 because they could ... warned. American adults average about three colds a ... get a cold, parents might want to give them ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Thanksgiving meals can pose a challenge ... an expert says. Many traditional Thanksgiving dishes -- ... -- are gluten-free, but "when it comes to pies, ... considered," Dr. Anca Safta, director of the Gluten and ... Center in North Carolina, said in a center news ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 The ... to offering stylish, comfortable and high functioning compression socks, are ... The newly-released socks use an innovative Gradient Pressure (TM) knitting ... oxygenated blood. , VIM & VIGR’s commitment to adding flair ... of as just functional recently caught the eye of a ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... 27, 2014 Now that Thanksgiving is ... officially launched, Emassagechair.com has announced its eagerly ... Event. , Negotiating on behalf of their customers, ... chair brands, Emassagechair.com has generated significant buzz in the ... biggest discounts yet. , Shoppers are excited for significant ...
(Date:11/27/2014)... CA (PRWEB) November 27, 2014 Two ... dental implants procedure will help one person with ... , Dr. Saj Jivraj and Dr. Mamaly Reshad of ... Hills, Calif., have launched a website devoted to helping ... section of the website would be devoted to helping ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Steer Clear of Cold Meds for Babies, FDA Advises 2Health News:Expert Shares Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Tips 2Health News:VIM & VIGR Announces Launch of Men’s Line of Compression Socks 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 2Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 3Health News:Emassagechair.com is Excited to Announce Their Biggest Discount Event of the Year, Starting the Day After Thanksgiving and Lasting Through The Holiday Weekend. 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 2Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 3Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 4Health News:World-Renowned Oxnard All-on-4™ Dental Implants Experts to Give Away Full Mouth Rehabilitation Annually 5
... by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center to analyze ... to cancer treatment, //it has been found that nearly ... More specifically, stage III colon cancer patients who were ... months, were found to stop their treatment before completion. ...
... workers frequently report sick due to respiratory problems, and ... develop// occupational asthma every year. Prolonged exposure to dust ... ,Alveolitus or 'occupational asthma’ is triggered by constant ... of the lung. It is said that the ...
... Mali in West Africa, which is said to be naturally ... according to scientists//. , ,A team including researchers from ... US-based institutes said they have also identified a gene that ... to infection by the parasite, reported the online edition of ...
... of Celebrex was $3.3 billion worldwide. But after widespread concerns ... But 16 months later the has returned to the consumer ... which plunged last year during the ad moratorium. Now the ... ingredients that could boost it sales. Each ad includes ...
... Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, scientists have developed a new ... levels. They have taken a polymer (protein) and layered ... capacity. ,This configuration can accommodate a wide ... detection, said Yuehe Lin, who led the research at ...
... late 1950s was later discarded as a stunt. However recent ... the one who pioneered this in 1957. He claimed that ... a second actually bought the advertised product. He had tested ... his results in the tests they had conducted. Vicary later ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Colon Cancer Death Rate Doubles As Patients Stop Chemotherapy 2Health News:Polymer Molecule Layered On Carb Molecule to Increase Sensitivity 2
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 26, 2014  CARsgen, a leader ... cell immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancers, today ... by BVCF, a China -based healthcare ... immunotherapy company focused on the development of new therapeutics ... with Shanghai Cancer Institute and Shanghai Renji Hospital, the ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... NEW YORK and ... the leading distributor of market intelligence, MarketResearch.com is pleased ... by IQ4I Research and Consultancy focusing on the active ... about IQ4I Research visit: http://www.marketresearch.com/land/publisher.asp?vendorid=4023&progid=86891 . ... Ingredients Global Market – Forecast to 2020 ...
(Date:11/26/2014)... , Nov. 25, 2014  goBalto, Inc., the ... been recognized as a winner of Red Herring,s ... Global Top 100 North America award in 2013, marking ... technology landscape. Red Herring,s Top 100 Global ... promising new companies and entrepreneurs. Red Herring editors were ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CARsgen Completes Series A Financing 2MarketResearch.com: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market to Reach $175 Billion by 2020 Says IQ4I Report 2MarketResearch.com: Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient Market to Reach $175 Billion by 2020 Says IQ4I Report 3goBalto Selected as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company 2goBalto Selected as a 2014 Red Herring Top 100 Global Company 3
... SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, ... Sarnoff Corporation, its wholly owned subsidiary in Princeton, New ... welcome our new colleagues to SRI and celebrate their ... Carlson, Ph.D., president and CEO of SRI International. "Together, ...
... 3, 2011 Centre Partners Management LLC ("Centre Partners"), a ... York and Los Angeles, today announced the completion of the ... of Troy Limited (Nasdaq: HELE). Kaz is an international leader ... is valued at $260 million subject to certain closing working ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Centre Partners Announces Successful Realization of Investment in Kaz, Inc. 2Centre Partners Announces Successful Realization of Investment in Kaz, Inc. 3
... 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 ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
Medicine Products: