Navigation Links
Amnioinfusion does not reduce risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

Meconium aspiration syndrome (also referred to as meconium aspiration) occurs when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid during labor and delivery.

Meconium is the material that fills the fetal intestinal tract during pregnancy and is formed from ingested amniotic fluid and dead intestinal cells.// Although it is sterile, inhaled meconium is highly irritating to the lung when the infant takes its first breaths. It can cause a partial or complete blockage of the baby's airways when exhaling, making it difficult to breathe.

Meconium alters the amniotic fluid, reducing antibacterial activity and subsequently increasing the risk of perinatal bacterial infection. Meconium-stained amniotic fluid occurs in 7 to 22% of term deliveries. In anywhere from 2% to more than a third of these deliveries, MAS can occur.

Aspiration induces 3 major pulmonary effects, which are airway obstruction, surfactant dysfunction, and chemical pneumonitis.

One of the techniques used in preventing this syndrome in children is amnioinfusion. This technique involves infusing saline, though a small synthetic tube into the amniotic cavity of women in labour who show heavy meconium.

Amnioinfusion is intended to reduce the risk of MAS by diluting the meconium.

A recent study has revealed that amnioinfusion, the infusion of saline into the uterus, does not reduce the risk of meconium aspiration syndrome (MAS), as previously believed.

The rigorous study methods and international scope of this trial provides very strong evidence against the use of amnioinfusion, and the results are likely to have a major impact on childbirth practices around the world.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Stress reduces your immunity- startling but true!!!!!
2. Risk of Cancer can be reduced to 40% with a High Fiber Diet
3. Thirty minutes of work up per day reduces the risk of Diabetes
4. Aspirin reduces deaths
5. Stop smoking and reduce weight
6. Statins reduce heart attacks
7. Vitamins reduce pre-eclampsia
8. Exercises reduce risks of cancers
9. Frequent meals can reduce cholesterol
10. Tomato Sauce reduces Cancer Risk- Study
11. Contraceptive pill to reduce PMS
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:3/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... Old School ... boxing champ Ashley Theophane as a new Brand Ambassador. Theophane, who trained with Floyd ... welterweight title in 2011. He has racked up an impressive number of wins in ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... solution provider, today announced that its digital marketing solutions have enabled Children’s Hospital ... investment in 24 months. , Recognizing the value of a digital marketing ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... into a research collaboration to translate advances in basic neuroscience at the BMRI ... and beyond. The collaboration seeks to improve movement, vision, and cognition impaired by stroke, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... Norwich, NY (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... ... to communities in the greater Nassau County region, is embarking on a combined charity ... breast cancer. , For the last 25 years, the Great Neck Breast Cancer ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... NC (PRWEB) , ... March 22, 2017 , ... Chris ... assistance to families and business professionals throughout the coastal plains region, is initiating a ... to overcome cancer. , Dillyn was first diagnosed with leukemia on a Friday evening ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:3/22/2017)... -- Kalorama Information has noted five news developments in ... industry.  This month the FDA granted a CLIA waiver to ... market has reached $18.4 billion in sales and continues ... battle and the acquisition by Abbott is still in ... chemistry analyzer and researchers evaluated fetal fibronectin screening for ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 22, 2017 NetworkNewsWire Editorial ... ... given differing statements by White House officials. Federal laws are ... marijuana for medical and/or recreational use, and businesses like SinglePoint, ... Inc. (NASDAQ: CRBP), Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC: MJNA), Cannabis Science, ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... March 22, 2017  Based on its recent ... & Sullivan recognizes GE Healthcare with the 2016 ... Award. GE Healthcare,s strategy of innovating and expanding ... allowed it to effectively compete in a mature, ... In addition to aiding patient and clinician workflows, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: