Navigation Links
Lunging to Death: Lung Anomalies in Infants Enhance Cot Death Risk

SIDS or sudden infant death syndrome has been the cause of many infant deaths, which has led many parents to ensure the baby sleeps on its back. In a bid to investigate the// latent tendencies that make the infant vulnerable, researchers discovered that infants born with an anomaly in three lungs related genes were prone to the risk of SIDS.

The study has undoubtedly made it easier to peg those infants at risk and enable a closer observation of such babies, and avert potential cot death. Following up on the earlier discovery of a connection between variants of a gene called Interleukin 10 (IL-10), scientists were able to find two other genes in the immune system, Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) – which contribute in great measure to the baby's risk.

The three genes in question are responsible for producing chemicals, called cytokines that maintain the efficacy of the immune system. When there are specific variants of the Inter leukin genes, it causes the immune system in the affected child to behave erratically in response to a bacterial infection, which could result in SIDS. The variant in the gene could also retrograde the lung development, making it a lethal proposition for the affected babies.

Dr David Drucker, who led the study, said: "This research greatly advances our understanding of the basic causes of SIDS, which is not a single disease but a collection of different causes of death.Being able to detect high-risk babies means that health care and social provision can be aimed at the most vulnerable infants. In theory, commercially available and licensed human immune serum could be given to those children most at risk."

Other risk factors of SIDS include premature birth, low birth weight, exposure to cigarette smoke before and after birth.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Sudden Cardiac Death: Diabetes May Be The Culprit
2. Life Or Death: Parents Await High Court Judgment
3. Children With Facial Anomalies Are Affected By Parental Tensions
4. Druggists On Strike In Jharkhand To Protest Against VAT Anomalies
5. NSAIDs In First trimester Linked To Congenital Anomalies In Babies
6. Special Section of JCS Addresses Vascular Anomalies
7. Banning Smoking in the Home Helps Infants
8. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
9. New Technique to Study Infants Brain.
10. Limiting Infants Exposure To Smoke At Home
11. fMRI Offers Insight Into An Infants Brain
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/27/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... July 27, 2017 , ... ... and outsourced services, announces the internal promotion of Elrene Clinkscales to Vice President ... – Claims & Remittance Management, reporting to Derek Morkel, chief executive officer (CEO). ...
(Date:7/27/2017)... ... July 27, 2017 , ... Team Novo Nordisk, the world’s first all-diabetes professional ... squad as a stagiaire for the remainder of the 2017 season. One of our ... at the Tour of Utah. , “Every season we are excited to move an ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... is pleased to now offer a major advancement in drug therapy for patients ... Ocrevus (pronounced Ah-creh-vus) is a novel B cell targeted therapy that has ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... ... July 26, 2017 , ... “We are dentists and we ... from San Jose, Calif., “so we invented the MAGNETIC/ LOCK BRACKETS.” , The patent-pending ... orthodontic braces. In doing so, it offers an effective alternative to traditional braces. As ...
(Date:7/26/2017)... Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PRWEB) , ... July 26, 2017 , ... ... their doctors to offer the ability for patients to schedule an appointment online in ... LocalMed directly from the Six Month Smiles provider directory will bring more Six Month ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/19/2017)... 2017  Mako Medical Laboratories partnered with Secretary Strickland, ... Assistance Fund (MFA) to bring 140 soldiers back home ... their families one last time before being deployed. Mako ... and logistics needed for these soldiers. "Mako Medical Laboratories ... families. We just wish we could bring them all ...
(Date:7/14/2017)... 2017 Endo International plc (NASDAQ: ENDP ) ... 2017.  Members of its senior management team will host a conference ... a.m. ET. The dial-in number to access the ... 509-7598, and the passcode is 45397076. Please dial in 10 minutes ... A replay of the call will be available from ...
(Date:7/13/2017)... FREMONT, Calif. , July 13, 2017 RK ... (CA) Board of Pharmacy certification for its Fremont, ... chain support solutions in the Tri-Valley and San ... The City of Fremont , with its ... Logistics Group to provide such a powerful resource to the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: