Navigation Links
Rising Number of Preterm Births Cause Concern

Doctors from British Medical Association have expressed their concern over the apparent increase in preterm births as reported by a research from Denmark, published on bmj.com in February. //

The study found that preterm deliveries increased by 22% from 1995 to 2004 in Denmark. The study found that even among low risk women aged 20-40, there was a 51% increase in early delivery.

The study also showed that assisted conceptions, multiple pregnancies, and elective deliveries increased during this time and were associated with early birth.

Now doctors in the UK warn that, if these trends are real, the impact for society is considerable.

Preterm deliveries account for fewer than 1 in 10 births but result in 75% of neonatal deaths and most neonatal intensive care admissions, write Andrew Shennan and Susan Bewley of St Thomas' Hospital, London.

Preterm birth also has considerable impact on long-term future health. For instance, 1 in 4 survivors born less than 25 weeks' gestation have severe mental or physical disability. Even beyond 32 weeks, 1 in 3 children have educational and behavioral problems by the age of 7.

Possible reasons for the findings from Denmark are numerous and difficult to explain, say the authors, but they may include extremes of maternal weight, smoking, ethnic origin, and social class. A trend towards earlier ultrasound for dating and screening might also play a role.

Untangling the underlying causative factors may be difficult, but general public health measures to do with smoking, teenage and middle age pregnancy, prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, obesity, and social inequities are a good start, they write.

Obstetricians should re-evaluate the risks and benefits of delivering babies earlier. If these findings from Denmark are true, the implications for neonatologists, health economists, teachers, parents, and children themselves are worrying, they conclude.

Source: Editorial: Why should preterm births be rising? BMJ Volume 332, pp924-5

Contact: Emma Dickinson
edickinson@bmj.com
44-207-383-6529
BMJ-British Medical Journal


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. With More Appearance Conscious Consumers The Need For Slimming Products Is Rapidly Rising
2. Rising Rates of Whooping Cough in Idaho
3. Rising Rates Of C.Difficile Infection Among Non-Hospitalized Patients
4. Breast Cancer In India Rising Rapidly
5. Rising Medicare costs
6. Rising in career top charts is Medical transcription
7. Rising Rates of Obesity and Diabetes Puts Pressure on the Australians
8. UN Sounds Alarm Over Rising Cocaine Consumption In Europe
9. Government Failed to Prevent Rising Teen Pregnancies
10. Drug Prices Rising Faster Than Inflation
11. Rising numbers indicate looming cocaine epidemic
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/22/2017)... TX (PRWEB) , ... January 22, 2017 , ... ... provide slow results. Often the results of a simple test will take days to ... Any Lab Test Now offers customers direct access to their lab tests, bypassing the ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... ... ... Seamild, the largest manufacturer of oats in China, is now aiming at global ... is recognized globally as one of the healthiest cereals, XieQingkui, the founder of Seamild, ... move to sow the seed of good karma. Buddhism spirit featuring benevolence and sacrifice ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... January 21, 2017 ... ... the opening of its new medical office in Petaluma, located at 167 Lynch ... casting room, access to SRO sports medicine and rehabilitation services and ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... Hagerstown, MD (PRWEB) , ... January 20, 2017 , ... ... people to donate items they no longer use or need, from clothes to couches ... up any unwanted items and take them to the nearest Goodwill donation center through ...
(Date:1/20/2017)... ... ... Bionic Sports Nutrition LLC, an American company devoted to developing high-quality nutritional supplements ... Trade Show in Hilton Head, SC. , Bionic Sports Nutrition manufactures its entire ... to all clients at reasonable prices. At the ECRM trade show, it had a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/21/2017)... , Jan 20, 2017 Research ... Clinical Laboratory Testing Market By Type of Test (Tumor, Clinical ... & By Type of Diseases (Tuberculosis, Influenza, Cancer, HIV/AIDS etc.), ... ... attractive destination for healthcare services, market segments, especially clinical lab ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 20, 2017 According to a new market ... (Marketing, R&D, Compliance, SCM), Component (Software, Service), Delivery (On premise, Cloud), ... published by MarketsandMarkets, the market is expected to reach USD 24.73 ... CAGR of 13.3% during the forecast period. ... ...
(Date:1/21/2017)... 2017  Today, during a plenary session ... in Immunology, Growth Disorders and Cancer," ... INFI ) presented preclinical data for IPI-549, ... inhibits phosphoinositide-3-kinase-gamma (PI3K-gamma). Preclinical data showed that ... to checkpoint inhibition by remodeling the immune-suppressive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: