Navigation Links
Unpredictable Premature Birth

Home monitors designed to measure the frequency of uterine contractions do not improve identification of women likely to give birth early. Alternative methods such as measuring the cervix or analysing// foetal fibronectin were also found to have little bearing on premature birth, suggesting that it is almost impossible to predict when this is likely to occur.

Dr Jay Iams and colleagues from the US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development investigated whether the use of ambulatory monitors could accurately predict premature birth in 306 women who joined the study between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy. The monitors can be worn for up to 10 weeks, and transmit information to a central office where signs of unusual uterine activity are recorded and analysed, and can be passed on to healthcare professionals if required.

A slightly higher frequency of contractions was observed in women who went on to give birth prematurely, but no threshold frequency could be defined in order to allow effective prediction of premature labour.

Dr Nancy Green, acting director of the US-based March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, said, "Once again, we see that it’s nearly impossible with the technology we have today to accurately predict who is going to give birth to a premature baby. If we truly want to help more babies be born healthy and lead healthy lives, we need more research aimed at preventing prematurity from occurring in the first place.
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

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


(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... As health ... medicine known as “patient engagement.” The patient is doing more than filling out a ... , “There is an increasing emphasis in health care and research on the ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... The American Board of Family Medicine's (ABFM) ... and Chief Executive Officer, succeeding Dr. James C. Puffer upon his retirement. Dr. Newton ... until Dr. Puffer’s retirement at the end of 2018. Upon assuming the role of ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... Nevada (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... Hemp CBD Oil utilizing Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil ... required and providing a CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... QUEENS, N.Y (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... recently became a member of ElderCounsel, a national organization of elder law and special ... constantly changing laws and rules. It also provides a forum to network with elder ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Many families have long-term ... long-term care insurance companies have a waiver for care if the client has a ... when the family pays for care, is often waived, so the benefits from their ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/11/2017)...  Caris Life Sciences ® , a leading innovator ... precision medicine, today announced that St. Jude Medical Center,s ... (POA) as its 17 th member. Through participation ... Cancer Institute will help develop standards of care and ... making cancer treatment more precise and effective. ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... 2017  Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. ("Hill-Rom") (NYSE: HRC), today ... Las Piedras, Puerto Rico , where ... Following a comprehensive ... minor structural damage, temporary loss of power and minimal ... completed, manufacturing operations have resumed, and the company expects ...
(Date:10/10/2017)... EXTON, Pa. , Oct. 10, 2017   ... leader in innovative solutions for injectable drug administration, today ... of West,s ID Adapter for improving the intradermal administration ... the Fourth Skin Vaccination Summit in May 2017 by ... Team Lead, Polio Department, World Health Organization (WHO), and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: