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Elective Early Deliveries Pose Risks for Babies

... preterm deliveries -- those before 37 weeks of gestation -- among single-birth pregnancies. And more than ... often needed to persuade a family that a full gestation is in the best interests of the baby. "It's ... the March of Dimes, a baby's brain at 35 weeks' gestation weighs only two-thirds of what it will weigh at ...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... to pregnant female rats and rabbits from gestation day 6 to 20 (organogenesis) was not teratogenic ... Sitagliptin administered to female rats from gestation day 6 to lactation day 21 decreased body weight ... were treated 2 weeks prior to mating through gestation day 7. No adverse effect on fertility was ...

Fetal Heart Rate Points to Later Child Development

... -- six times from 20 weeks through 38 weeks of gestation in 137 women with normal pregnancies. When the ... variation in fetal heart rate at about 28 weeks gestation predicted better performance on a standardized ... in heart rate variation beginning at 20 weeks gestation had quicker progression through childhood mental, ...

Depression May Lead to More Preemies Among Blacks

... birth was defined as any birth before 37 weeks of gestation. Normal gestation ranges from 38 to 42 weeks. "Preterm births are one of the most ... deliveries or what impact depression during pregnancy might have on gestation because the data did not include that information. "At this point we ...

Landmark Rh Immune Globulin Celebrates 40 Years of Saving Babies' Lives

... of the mother and baby Antepartum prophylaxis at 26 to 28 weeks gestation Antepartum fetal-maternal hemorrhage (suspected or proven) as a ... trauma Actual or threatened pregnancy loss at any stage of gestation Ectopic pregnancy To maintain an adequate level of ...

Multiple Doses of Steroids Don't Help Preemies

... Murphy and her colleagues studied 1,858 women at 25 to 32 weeks of gestation who had not delivered their babies within 14 to 21 days after receiving ... were randomly assigned to corticosteroids every 14 days until 33 weeks of gestation or until they delivered, or a placebo. The researchers looked for cases of ...

Canola Oil Consumed During Pregnancy Lowers Breast Cancer Risk for Offspring

... Mouse study found it was better than corn oil during gestation and lactation TUESDAY, Nov. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Women ... changing behavior until unanswered questions are resolved. "Is it gestation or is it lactation, because that's a pretty big difference," said Dr. Alan ...

First evidence that prenatal exposure to famine may lead to persistent epigenetic changes

... were found among individuals who were exposed to famine early in gestation who have normal birth weights. For comparison purposes, the researchers also studied individuals who were exposed late in gestation and who therefore had lower birth weights. They did not see methylation ...

Neural Stem Cells May Help Repair Spina Bifida in Utero

... of inside, the body. The defect develops at around the fourth week of gestation and can occur anywhere along the spine. Children with spina bifida suffer ... regenerative impact, researchers administered the NSCs at 97-112 days of gestation (full term being 145 days) during the development of the spinal cord, ...

Essential dental treatment safe for pregnant women, says ADA journal study

... to receive scaling and root planing, either at 13 to 21 weeks' gestation or up to three months after delivery. (Experts recommend that pregnant women defer elective care before eight weeks' gestation and during late pregnancy.) The researchers determined that 483 of these ...

Gestational Age Not Sole Predictor of Preemie Survival

... A normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Babies born between 22 and 25 weeks' gestation have high mortality rates, and if they do survive, many have lifelong ... or profound impairment is 33 percent. But for a male who's small for his gestation age, didn't receive corticosteroids and who's a twin, the risk of death or ...

Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Prime Offspring for Alcoholism

... the substance, researchers say. "[Exposure] to something mom ate during gestation will alter its response," explained Steven Youngentob, a professor of ... explained. "All that information gets transmitted to the fetus during gestation or the infant during lactation," he said. "It turns out that this adaptive ...

Elective Caesareans Raise Risk of Breathing Problems in Newborns

... (which includes both vaginal delivery and emergency Caesarean) at 37 weeks gestation had general respiratory problems, compared with 10 percent of infants ... Caesarean section. Postponing elective Caesarean section until 39 weeks gestation may greatly reduce the risk of breathing problems in infants, the ...

GlaxoSmithKline Obtains Exclusive U.S. OTC Marketing Rights to MEVACOR(R) (lovastatin) from Merck & Co., Inc.

... skeletal malformations in offspring of pregnant mice and rats dosed during gestation at 80 mg/kg/day (affected mouse fetuses/total: 8/307 compared to 4/289 in ... to 2/308 in the control group). Female rats dosed before mating through gestation at 80 mg/kg/day also had fetuses with skeletal malformations (affected ...

Fetal heart rate yields clues to children's later development

... within a specific time period) six times from 20 through 38 weeks of gestation in 137 healthy women with normal pregnancies. They then examined the ... that showed more rapid gains in heart rate variation beginning at 20 weeks gestation progressed through mental, motor, and language milestones as children more ...

Caffeine Therapy Boosts Preemies' Outcomes

... caffeine therapy given to babies born very early -- an average of 27 weeks gestation -- reduced their risk of serious disabilities, including cerebral palsy. ... according to the March of Dimes. The earlier a baby is born -- normal gestation is 40 weeks, and anything before 37 weeks is considered premature -- the ...

Massachusetts Warns: Bisphenol A Toxic

... BPA leaches into food and beverages and moves quickly into the body. More than 200 scientific studies show that BPA exposure, particularly during gestation and early infancy, is associated with a wide range of adverse health effects including breast cancer, infertility, early puberty in girls, diabetes ...

Induced Labor May Improve Outcome in Risky Pregnancies

... "The results of our trial are important for both developed countries in which induction of labor in women with hypertensive disease beyond 36 weeks' gestation has been controversial, and for developing countries in which maternal morbidity and mortality rates are substantially increased," wrote Dr. Corine ....

The American Academy of Pediatrics Names Lu-Ann Papile, M.D., FAAP, as Chair of the Fetus and Newborn Committee

... newborns with appropriate neonatal intensive care units; published a statement on the evaluation and management of infants who are nearly at-term gestation but still premature; updated and revised many statements on topics such as appropriate hospital discharge for high-risk infants and prevention and ...

Tata Consultancy Services Launches New Business Intelligence Solution for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers

... Hospitals have traditionally not embarked on end-to-end data warehousing and analysis due to perceived high costs, high complexity and long gestation period. Typical business intelligence projects in other industries can take 12 months for initial results and up to 18 months for completion. In ...

Purity Products Partners with Leading Vitamin D Expert to Create Next-Generation D3 Complex

... by John Cannell MD, President of the Vitamin D Council. Now more than ever research shows that Vitamin D supplementation is crucial, from gestation and on throughout the entire lifespan. According to Dr. Cannell, "Anyone who sets a Google News Alert to 'vitamin D' will quickly come to ...

American Slide Chart/Perrygraf "SlideGuides" and "SpinGuides" Help Drug Companies Satisfy New PhRMA Guidelines

... among this critical audience." American Slide Chart/Perrygraf products have served as dosing guides, sizing gauges, BMI calculators, gestation wheels, therapy decision guides and testing charts for a range of leading drug and medical manufacturers. Visitors to the company's online ...

Study examines radiation dose estimates for pregnant women undergoing therapeutic ERCP

... 1 mGy insignificant, while doses over 10 mGy are considered more relevant. "Physicians should be able to estimate the fetal dose in all stages of gestation and inform any pregnant patient undergoing ERCP about the actual radiation risks to arrive at a prudent decision regarding the exposed fetus," said ...

Babies Born Only 2 to 3 Weeks Early May Face Development Delays

... kindergarten, new research shows. Once thought to have little to no risk of long-term problems, healthy babies born between 34 and 36 weeks' gestation (considered "late pre-term") have as much as a 36 percent higher risk of a developmental delay or disability when they enter grade school, the study ...

Newly Pregnant Smokers Have a 15-Week Window to Quit

... impressive that one would think a big difference in neonatal health would be achieved. Still, we should assume that a half pound and six days more of gestation is better and that we should strive to help women stop smoking," he said. There are other big issues at play when it comes to babies, women and ...

Preterm birth rate drops

... will prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health. The preterm birth rate declined for babies born at 34-36 weeks gestation (late preterm) and among babies born to African American and white women. "We're encouraged by this drop in the preterm birth rate, and hope that ...

Preterm Birth Rate Drops

... prove to be the start of a new trend in improved maternal and infant health. The preterm birth rate declined for babies born at 34-36 weeks gestation (late preterm) and among babies born to African American and white women. "We're encouraged by this drop in the preterm birth rate, and hope ...

Medical Costs for One Premature Baby Could Cover a Dozen Healthy Births

... more than $3,800 is paid for by health plans, according to the new data. For premature and/or low birthweight babies (less than 37 completed weeks gestation and/or less than 2500 grams), the average cost was nearly $50,000, of which more than $46,000 was borne by the health plan. "Preventing preterm ...

Medical costs for one premature baby could cover a dozen healthy births

... more than $3,800 is paid for by health plans, according to the new data. For premature and/or low birthweight babies (less than 37 completed weeks gestation and/or less than 2500 grams), the average cost was nearly $50,000, of which more than $46,000 was borne by the health plan. "Preventing preterm ...

Zinc May Counter Effects of Alcohol in Early Pregnancy

... colleagues injected either saline or a 25 percent solution of alcohol into pregnant mice on their eighth day of gestation. In mice, the eighth day of gestation is equivalent to weeks three to eight during a human pregnancy. The mice were fed either a regular or zinc-supplemented diet from conception to day ...

Pregnancy-related hormonal changes linked to increased risk of restless legs syndrome

... age of onset for RLS symptoms was 22.6 years. Sleep data and leg movements were recorded during overnight polysomnography around the 36th week of gestation and again at 12 weeks postpartum. Blood samples were taken each morning after the polysomnography and before breakfast. Accompanying questionnaires ...

Ready-To-Use Products Spur the European Tissue Sealants and Topical Hemostats Markets, Says Frost & Sullivan

... and topical hemostats markets," Frost & Sullivan explains. "Apart from domination by a handful of large companies, regulatory issues and the long gestation period also affect the entry of prospective participants. The complex nature of the market itself poses a challenge for its growth." Industry ...

Penn researchers unlock molecular origin of blood stem cells

... that Runx1 is vital to the endothelial cell to HSC transition. Next, Speck's team shut off Runx1 expression in mouse embryos at day 11.5 of gestation -- a time when most newly born HSCs have detached from the vessel wall and migrated to the fetal liver. The researchers found that blocking Runx1 ...

Smoking during pregnancy fosters aggression in children

... to a new Canada-Netherlands study published in the journal Development and Psychopathology . While previous studies have shown that smoking during gestation causes low birth weight, this research shows mothers who light up during pregnancy can predispose their offspring to an additional risk: violent ...

Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions

... While not mandated to implement mass notification, medical institutions have proven they are aware of the numerous benefits of mass notification. The gestation of such systems within the medical industry shows a genuine concern for patient and employee safety and awareness. Desktop Alert will continue to ...

Premature babies have altered sensory responses in later life

... may alter how children respond to painful stimuli much later in life. In the study, 43 eleven-year-old children born at less than 26 weeks of gestation (14 weeks premature) who are being followed up by the EPICure study group, were tested for their responses to different sensations temperature and ...

More can be done to prevent lung disease in Southeast-Asian babies

... immediate and long-term disease in survivors. "Antenatal corticosteroid treatment for women at risk of very preterm birth before 34 weeks gestation is one of the most effective treatments for the prevention of RDS, reducing child death and disease. This is of importance for developing countries ...

Berkshire Medical Center Selects Desktop Alert for Mass Notification Solutions

... While not mandated to implement mass notification, medical institutions have proven they are aware of the numerous benefits of mass notification. The gestation of such systems within the medical industry shows a genuine concern for patient and employee safety and awareness. Desktop Alert will continue to ...

Comparable data on maternal and infant in Europe available for the first time

... Fetal mortality/ stillbirth rates: The cutoff for these varies between countries. When a definition excluding all births before 28 completed weeks of gestation is used, the fetal mortality rate in 2004 ranged from around 2.0 per 1000 births in the Slovak Republic and Finland to 4.9 in Latvia and France. The ...

Genetic blueprint revealed for kidney design and formation

... their multi-step analysis of mouse embryonic kidneys that were aged 15.5 days. This developmental time point in a mouse's normal 19- to 21-day gestation allows multiple stages of kidney formation to be studied at once because of how the organ develops. The organ's outer layers contain early stem cells ...
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