Navigation Links
Premature Babies Give It Their Best Shot To Overcome Difficulty

In a study conducted by researchers at McMaster University, it has been found that low birth weight babies are as competent as infants with normal birth weight. // Infact, they have been found to attain similar education levels, employment and enjoy similar levels of independence as their counterparts. The results of the interesting study can be found in the latest issue of the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA).

Previous studies have established that low birth weight infants are likely to suffer developmental abnormalities such as delayed development, cerebral palsy and vision problems. But the above study has demonstrated that they may still qualify to a socially respectable position, defying all odds. The results of the present study come in as a boon for parents who are much concerned about their child.

The two-year-old study has been conducted amongst a group of 166 infants with very low birth weight (1.1 to 2.2 lbs). 145, healthy, normal birth weight infants were included as controls. Different aspects related to education, student life, work, living independent living, marriage and parenthood were into consideration.

The low birth-weight infants were continuously assessed since birth while the control group members were recruited into the study at age eight. This assessment was further carried out during teenage and early adulthood. The percentage of graduates who had graduated was 82 and 87% amongst the experimental and control group respectively. In addition, over 30% of the study participants were found to pursue postgraduate education.

No significant difference was noted with respect to employment status. 48 and 57% of the experimental and control group participants were found to enjoy a permanent employment status. No disparity was evident in terms of independent living, marriage, co-habitation or parenthood. This observation was valid even when age related comparisons were measured.

The researchers conclude that low birth weight infants give it their best shot to make themselves functional members of the society. A significant compromise was noted between the low and normal birth weight study participants all through their childhood. It is further emphasized that more studies be conducted to identify any factors that can account for the observed positive outcome.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Unpredictable Premature Birth
2. Benefits of Nitric Oxide in the Treatment of Premature Infants
3. Premature Babies More Likely If Women Have Higher Protein Albumin In Urine
4. Hyaluronic Acid – A Boon To The Problem Of Premature Infant
5. Premature Aging Can Be Managed With Anti-Cancer Drugs In Future
6. Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In US
7. Physicians To Discuss Ways To Save Premature Babies From RSV
8. Winter Premature Babies Face Threat From Lung Disease
9. New Research To Study Brain Changes In Premature Births
10. Difficult Pregnancy Linked to Premature Heart Problems
11. Critical Decisions Have To Be Taken By Mothers Of Premature Babies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... While it’s often important to ... Fortunately, an inventor from Austin, Texas, has identified a solution. , She developed a ... or restricted lighting. As such, it eliminates the need to turn on a light ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Southern ... and Jennifer Huggins, PharmD ’17, along with clinical associate professor Janice Frueh, ... cardiovascular diseases during the 15th Annual Women’s Health Conference. The SIU School ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) of ... collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the nation, this holiday-themed event ... wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will be open Saturday, November ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... 13, 2017 , ... Talented host, actor Rob Lowe, is ... a new episode of "Success Files," which is an award-winning educational program broadcasted ... each subject in-depth with passion and integrity. , Sciatica occurs when the sciatic ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... ... for healthcare compliance program management, will showcase a range of technology and learning ... Assisted Living (NCAL) Convention and Expo to be held October 14–18, 2017 at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/27/2017)... and NEW YORK , Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ ... health and big data solutions, today announced that its MyDario product is ... your local TV listings for when The Dr. Oz Show airs in ... The nine-time ... month. ...
(Date:9/23/2017)... Janssen Biotech, Inc. (Janssen) announced today that ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Biologics ... treatment of moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). ... needed to further evaluate the safety of sirukumab in ... "We are disappointed ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... a venture-backed medical device company developing a non-invasive, robotically assisted, platform therapy that uses pulsed ...   ... Jim Bertolina, ... Tom Tefft ... medical device executive Josh Stopek , PhD, who has led R&D and business development ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: