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Summer heat increases risk of amniotic fluid level deficiency, Ben-Gurion University study reveals

... women have a higher incidence of insufficient amniotic fluid levels (oligohydramnios) in the summer ... oligohydramnios, by comparing the frequency of amniotic fluid loss during the summer months versus its ... at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. amniotic fluid is the nourishing and protecting liquid ...

Test May Predict Moms Who Will Deliver Prematurely

... Analysis of amniotic and cervical fluids yields clues to early birth ... News) -- Testing for a panel of proteins in amniotic and cervical fluids might enable doctors to ... For the study, the researchers took samples of amniotic and cervical fluids from 89 women in preterm ...

Researchers Suggest That Oxidative Stress is Strongly Evident in the In-Utero Environment of the Fetus With Down Syndrome

... Abnormal gene expression in amniotic fluid could play role in suggesting potential ... and Tufts University researchers reports that amniotic fluid surrounding Down syndrome fetuses shows ... genome from cell-free fetal messenger RNA in amniotic fluid surrounding fetuses. Their team identified ...

Stem Cells- Dr. Omar Gonzalez' Therapy for all Ills!

... medically approved and safe adult placenta. The amniotic Membrane Stem Cell Implant developed by Dr. ... tissues and cells of degenerating organs. The amniotic epithelial stem cells from the amniotic membrane, a translucid sheet covering placenta ...

Doctors Discover Marker for Meconium Passage During Delivery

... first bowel movement, excreted in the womb, and often expelled with the amniotic fluid. It is considered a sign of fetal distress. A small percentage of newborns inhale a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid, which can lead to serious lung injury or infection. "Meconium in ...

Group B Strep: A Threat to Newborns That Doesn't Have to Be

... infected take the bacterium into their bodies by ingesting GBS-containing amniotic or vaginal fluids during labor and delivery, according to the March of ... them antibiotic during labor. "It fills the fluid around the baby, the amniotic fluid, with antibiotic," Baker said. "The baby is in an antibiotic bath, ...

Gurgle's Guide on How to Beat Morning Sickness and Pregnancy Fatigue

... o   Gained pregnancy weight is made up of: muscle development, increased body fluid, increased blood, breast growth, enlarged uterus, amniotic fluid, the placenta, and your baby -   Weight loss post-pregnancy o   Some of the weight will be lost through ...

Umbilical cord protein analysis detects early onset infection

... in San Diego, Calif. "We have identified changes that occur in the physiology of the fetus that is exposed to infection and inflammation in the amniotic fluid." Premature births accounts for 75 percent of infant mortality and 50 percent of long-term handicaps, including blindness, deafness, ...

Breast-Feeding: The Stress Buster That Lasts for Years

... as soon as possible after birth -- no more than one hour. Maseth said this is because the breasts contain glands that release the same scent as amniotic fluid, a scent that babies will recognize. "For most mothers, breast-feeding doesn't come naturally. If the baby doesn't latch on, it can lead to ...

Highlights from the August 2008 issue of Ophthalmology

... is the first report on results of this aggressive approach. Eight study patients received simultaneous reconstruction of the ocular surface using amniotic membrane. Fifteen study patients were treated with interferon; two of these did not respond to treatment and were treated surgically. All patients in ...

Caesarean sections associated with risk of asthma

... after birth because they are less exposed to stress hormones and compression of the chest, since these mechanisms contribute to emptying the lungs of amniotic fluid. Maybe this can negatively affect lung function in the long term. The fact that emergency Caesarean section apparently has a stonger effect on ...

Eat Your Vegetables - That Means You, Parents!

... week of pregnancy. Prenatal Influences Pregnant women who eat a wide variety of foods expose their children to different tastes, as the flavor of amniotic fluid changes. Breast milk is another way nursing babies are exposed to a variety of different tastes. Formula flavor is consistent each bottle, ...

Protein in Human Embryonic Stem Cells Controls Malignant Tumor Cells

... the United States. Importantly, Lefty is secreted only in hESCs, and not in any other stem cell type tested - including stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid, cord blood or adult bone marrow - or placental cells. Results of the study, described in an article in the March 3rd online version of The ...

Embryonic Stem Cell Protein Inhibits Melanoma

... treatments. Lefty is secreted only in human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and not in any other types of stem cells, including those isolated from amniotic fluid, umbilical cord blood or adult bone marrow, the researchers said. In an earlier study, the Northwestern team found that aggressive melanoma ...

Protein in embryonic stem cells control malignant tumor cells

... the United States. Importantly, Lefty is secreted only in hESCs, and not in any other stem cell type tested including stem cells isolated from amniotic fluid, cord blood or adult bone marrow or placental cells. Results of the study, described in an article in the March 3rd online version of The ...

China's biotech industry: An Asian dragon is growing

... clinicians and research laboratories to commercialize its stem cells therapies, which involve harvesting stem cells from the umbilical cord or amniotic membrane, in vitro expansion, and administration to patients either intravenously or by injecting directly into the spinal cord. Beike has treated ...

Fetal surgeon shows for first time that laser procedure may treat vasa previa

... these vessels were caught between the fetus and the opening to the birth canal (cervix). Such exposed vessels are prone to tearing when the patients amniotic membranes rupture, or they may be compressed between the baby and the walls of the birth canal during birth, cutting off oxygen to the baby. ...

How to help baby like fruits and veggies

... infants the first time the vegetables were offered. Its a beautiful system, says Mennella. Flavors from the mothers diet are transmitted through amniotic fluid and mothers milk. So, a baby learns to like a foods taste when the mother eats that food on a regular basis. In both groups, repeated ...

Good Imaging Now Comes in the World's Smallest Ultrasound Package

... most notably obstetrics where it can be used in labor and delivery. Specifically, the device can determine fetal viability, fetal positioning, and amniotic fluid volume. Additional applications include veterinary medicine. "In this era of instant access to information - and increased demand for medical ...

Michigan Catholic Conference Launches Massive Internal Stem Cell Education Program

... many others. Research using adult stem cells does not harm the donor person as those stem cells may be retrieved from fat tissue, dental pulp, the amniotic fluid that surrounds unborn babies, umbilical cord blood, bone marrow, and other locations throughout the human body. A full list of those ...

Toward a faster prenatal test for Down syndrome

... is based on commercially available lab equipment, any interested physician could use it. We are confident that it will work on clinical samples of amniotic fluid or chorionic villus, Fran said. The next step is to begin clinical trials to evaluate the sensitivity and specificity of the new test. The ...

Timeliness, a Critical Factor in Treating TTTS

... the donor twin has slowed growth and decreased amniotic fluid, while the recipient has too much amniotic fluid and develops a form of heart failure. ... modalities: amnioreduction, in which excess amniotic fluid is removed from the recipient twin, or a ...

Prematurity More Accurately Predicted by Advances in Proteomic Technology

... Abnormal proteins in amniotic fluid that signal a higher risk of delivering ... prematurely have evidence of inflammation in the amniotic fluid. While there are many proteins in the amniotic fluid, not all are biomarkers with diagnostic ...

Inflammation in Amniotic Fluid Detected

... a score that measures the proteomic profile of amniotic fluid may predict inflammation before delivery. ... were closely associated with inflammation in the amniotic fluid, and developed a score based on these ... women recruited into the study had a sample of amniotic fluid taken as part of their routine clinical ...

New Source of Stem Cells Discovered

... the discovery that stem cells can be derived from amniotic fluid, the fluid that surrounds the developing ... been known for decades that both the placenta and amniotic fluid contain multiple progenitor cell types from ... of one percent of potential stem cells, in the amniotic fluid. The fluid used for the research was backup ...

First Conclusive Evidence Linking Oral Bacteria To Premature Babies

... Bergeyella Strain from the Oral Cavity to the amniotic Fluid in a Case of Preterm Birth" is published in ... birth to a 24-week baby had oral bacteria in her amniotic fluid. The Bergeyella bacteria was found in the amniotic fluid using new DNA finger-printing techniques. ...

Proteomic Profiling Can Detect Preterm Birth Risk

... particular proteins // for inflammation in amniotic fluid. The chances of a premature birth taking ... meeting by Catalin S. Buhimschi. Fresh samples of amniotic fluid were used for the tests, according to Buhimschi, and not banked amniotic fluid, which is reported to be a significant ...

A new test to detect pregnancy risks

... amniotic fluid protects the baby in the mother’s womb. A ... by detecting the levels of four proteins in the amniotic fluid doctors can predict the risk of delivering ... the details of the proteins present in the amniotic fluid. These were obtained from women who ...

Stem cell therapy for developing new trachea using Tissue engineering

... engineering in fetal lambs. The researchers used amniotic fluid for growing the sections of cartilage tube ... birth defects. Undifferentiated stem cell from amniotic fluid, which is collected during pregnancy, is ... from embryonic stem cells and are abundant in the amniotic fluid. They specialize in making connective ...

Amnioinfusion does not reduce risk of meconium aspiration syndrome

... when a newborn inhales a mixture of meconium and amniotic fluid during labor and delivery. Meconium is ... during pregnancy and is formed from ingested amniotic fluid and dead intestinal cells.// Although it is ... it difficult to breathe. Meconium alters the amniotic fluid, reducing antibacterial activity and ...

Researchers Gather Stem Cells From Discarded Placenta

... the placenta, which is the outer membrane of the amniotic sac have cells that are very similar to embryonic ... capacities. Researchers also said that these amniotic epithelial cells could be turned into cells that ... might be possible to preserve the stem cells from amniotic epithelium for future emergencies of the newborn ...

Beware Smoking During Pregnancy Linked To New Danger

... DNA and this is known as genotoxic insult. The amniotic cells which are cells shed by the fetus in to the amniotic fluid were analyzed for the presence of ... affected due to tobacco. Cells in the amniotic fluid were obtained by routine amniocentesis in ...

Simple Blood Test may Replace Invasive Prenatal Tests

... as highly intrusive as they involve the sampling of placenta tissues and amniotic fluid. Amniocentesis involves inserting a fine needle into the womb and drawing up amniotic fluid. Major drawbacks include the risk of miscarriage as well as the ...

No need to hassel with children at meal time, just eat when pregnant!

... According to science a foetus can swallow about 500 millilitres of amniotic fluid a day and it is believed that those first-savoured flavours play a ... are eating. It's a beautiful system. First you get the flavours in the amniotic fluid and then the mother's milk provides a bridge between that and the ...

The Dangers Involved In Smoking During Pregnancy

... In order to determine whether maternal smoking had a genotoxic effect on amniotic cells, researchers analyzed chromosomal instabilities and looked at ... regions are especially affected by exposure to tobacco. Cells in the amniotic fluid were obtained by routine amniocentesis in 25 controls and 25 women ...

Determining the Sex of the Baby in Wild West Way

... market now that claim they can tell the sex of the baby as early as five or six weeks into pregnancy. There is also a test called CVS, they take out amniotic fluid at 9 weeks to test for diseases and they can test that fluid as well to determine the sex and it is just as accurate as the amniocentisis ...

Bush Again Vetoes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill

... such as skin cells, to make them function like embryonic stem cells. "A few months earlier, scientists discovered that cells extracted from amniotic fluid and placentas could also provide stem cells that seem to do what embryonic cells can." Bush added: "Our conscious calls us to pursue the ...

Let Blind Eyes Be Opened - Stem Cell Therapy and Aniridia

... and cultivated in lab dishes. Once they attain a sheet like growth, they are transplanted into the cornea of the patient and held down with amniotic membranes sourced from donated placentas. The membrane dissolves within 2 to 3 weeks and within a few months the stem cells trigger the complete ...

Still Births: Three Times Higher Risk for Older Moms–to–e

... that the fetuses of older women be monitored from 38 weeks onwards, with checks including listening to the baby's heart-beat and testing the amniotic fluid to pick up any signs of distress. It was seen from study results that antenatal checks beginning at this time, had the greatest impact on ...
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