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MedImmune Presents New Data Demonstrating Increased Risk for Medically Attended RSV in Late-Preterm Infants

... suggested that even mild prematurity (e.g., babies born 33-36 weeks GA) is associated with ... may be overlooked or misunderstood because these babies often appear as healthy as full-term infants. ... pharmacoeconomics, MedImmune. "In particular, babies born between 33 and 36 weeks GA have ...

Preterm Births Rise 36 Percent Since Early 1980s

... to the March of Dimes. Nearly 543,000 babies were born too soon in 2006, according to the ... in 2006. "The health consequences for babies who survive an early birth can be devastating and ... cause in more than a third of all infant deaths. babies who survive an early birth face the risk of ...

Simple Test Accurately Predicts Risk of Serious Jaundice in Newborns

... simple test can accurately identify which newborn babies are at risk for developing dangerous levels of ... for jaundice. About 70 percent of babies fell into the low-risk category, while 13 percent ... a nice job of pulling out a very large group of babies you don't have to worry about and a small group ...

Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Using Bubbles to Help Babies Breathe

... HMFW was the first to implement the system. babies born prematurely often have underdeveloped lungs. ... on their own and decreasing the need to put some babies on mechanical ventilators. How it Works ... CPAP Several types of CPAP can be used to aid babies in their breathing, but HMFW now exclusively uses ...

Video: Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to Launch 'Silence the Sounds of Pertussis' Campaign

... weeks and can be so severe that it is hard for babies to eat, drink or breathe. In recent years, more than half of babies infected with pertussis were hospitalized, and 90% of pertussis-associated deaths have been among babies less than six month old. "It is so important for ...

Actress and New Mom Keri Russell Joins PKIDs to launch 'Silence the Sounds of Pertussis' Campaign

... weeks and can be so severe that it is hard for babies to eat, drink or breathe. In recent years, more than half of babies infected with pertussis were hospitalized, and 90% of pertussis-associated deaths have been among babies less than six month old. "It is so important for ...

Taking Folic Acid for a Year Before Pregnancy May Reduce Risk of Preterm Birth

... Of particular note is the drop in very early premature births, those babies who are at the greatest risk of complications such as cerebral palsy, ... March for Babies(R), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For ...

'We're Ready to Prove It!'

... head of the company that leads the Clonaid project, said Eve and other babies cloned by her company are growing up healthy and normal - and with no one ... a child," Boisselier said. "Our reward has been to see a number of cloned babies growing up normally, like any infant born through natural reproduction or ...

Gaining Too Much Weight During Pregnancy Nearly Doubles Risk of Having a Heavy Baby

... Heavy babies have more birth complications; they are also more likely to become ... that women who gain excessive weight are even more likely to have heavy babies than women who are treated for gestational diabetes. "This is one more ...

New Research on Pre-Eclampsia in Mice May Have Important Implications for Humans

... one out of every eight - are born too soon each year in the United States. babies who survive face the risk of serious life-long health problems including ... for pregnancy and baby health. Its mission is to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For ...

FDA Clears ExAblate Fertility Enhancement Study in Women With Uterine Fibroids

... many women with uterine fibroids and infertility give birth to healthy babies after having their fibroids surgically removed," said Elizabeth A. ... shows that women have been able to conceive and successfully deliver babies after undergoing ExAblate treatment for their uterine fibroids. To date, ...

American Fertility Association Calls for Expanded Research to Advance New Technology to Screen Embryos for Genetic Abnormalities

... patients as quickly as possible to improve health and safety of women and babies in IVF procedures NEW YORK, Oct. 18 ... to miscarriage and birth defects. As a result, thousands of women and babies are at risk every year," said Pamela Madsen, executive director of The ...

John Legend and Gap Join (PRODUCT)RED(TM) to Help Eliminate AIDS in Africa with Exclusive (RED)ZONE Seating at Madison Square Garden

... Gap Inc. Gap Inc. is a leading global specialty retailer offering clothing, accessories and personal care products for men, women, children and babies under the Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Piperlime and Athleta brand names. Fiscal 2008 sales were $14.5 billion. Gap Inc. operates more than 3,100 ...

New Data Supports Significant Economic and Clinical Value of MENOPUR(R) in IVF

... health, urology, gastroenterology and endocrinology. Ferring's fertility portfolio of treatments gives infertile couples the chance to have babies and includes its flagship brand MENOPUR (HP-hMG), a recognised high quality treatment for infertility. Ferring has operating subsidiaries in over 45 ...

Inspiration for 'My Sister's Keeper' Speaks Out

... "I think it is wrong, however, to slap the label of designer baby on these kids and dismiss this work as the province of couples who want to create babies to glorify their egos. The Nash's situation, and many that have come since Adam was born eight years ago, show that this science can save lives and ...

New Study Proves Multiple Births From IVF Can Be Avoided

... and is part of their subspecialty training Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology. Since Shady Grove's inception in 1992, more than 15,000 IVF babies have born. Shady Grove Fertility physicians have been featured as experts for comment on media outlets such as NBC's The Today Show, The New York ...

Mission Pharmacal Launches CitraNatal(R) Assure Prescription Prenatal Vitamin

... Designed to ensure comfort and optimize nutrition for women and their babies SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Mission Pharmacal today announced the addition of CitraNatal(R) Assure to its CitraNatal(R) family of ...

March of Dimes Honors Dr. Susan Carlson for Outstanding Work In Maternal-Fetal Nutrition

... for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies(R), the March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For the latest resources and information, visit marchofdimes.com or ...

Inhaled Nitric Oxide Data Presented at European Academy of Pediatrics Meeting

... results from its Phase III clinical trial -- INOT27, nitric oxide for inhalation for the treatment of bronchopulmonary disease (BPD) in premature babies -- were presented at the European Academy of Pediatrics in Nice, France. The pre-specified primary endpoint, survival without BPD, did not meet ...

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces New Regional Participant in The National Children's Study

... used to select the counties in the study, which took into account factors including race and ethnicity, income, education level, number of births and babies born with low birth weights. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was founded in 1855 as the nation's first pediatric hospital. Through its ...

Abbott's Kaletra(R) Tablet Dosed Once-Daily or Twice-Daily Demonstrated Similar Clinical Results Across Race and Gender Lines

... KALETRA. Some patients with hemophilia have increased bleeding with protease inhibitors. The effects of KALETRA on pregnant women or their unborn babies are not known. Mothers taking KALETRA should not breast-feed. All strengths of KALETRA tablets should be swallowed whole and not chewed, broken, or ...

New Research for Mechanical Support Devices in Pediatrics to Be Released at International Heart and Lung Transplant Meeting

... efficiency of organ utilization in children. Close to 1,800 children with congenital heart defects die each year, and 25 percent of the 36,000 babies born with these malformations require invasive treatment within the first year of life. Despite rapid technologic advances that have allowed ...

Huge Drop in Preterm Birth-Risk Among Women Taking Folic Acid One Year Before Conception

... delivery rates of 50 to 70 percent, regardless of age, race or other factors. Of particular note is the drop in very early premature births, those babies who are at the greatest risk of complications such as cerebral palsy, mental retardation, chronic lung disease, and blindness. The study is an ...

Supplemental New Drug Application for PREZISTA(TM) Submitted to U.S. Food and Drug Administration

... the potential risk. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. The effects of PREZISTA on pregnant women or their unborn babies are not known. In the pooled analysis of POWER 1 and 2 studies, the most frequently reported drug-related adverse events of at least moderate to ...

Nobel Prize-Winning Discovery

... discovery, using knock-out and knock-in mice to study cystic fibrosis. This disorder devastates multiple organ systems in one out of every 3,700 babies born in the United States, shortening their life expectancy to 33 years. Ten million Americans carry the CF gene without ever experiencing its ...

New Research Shows Masimo Perfusion Index (PI) Effective in the Noninvasive Detection of Congenital Heart Defects (CHD) in Newborns

... newborns to enable its use for congenital heart disease screening purposes. The researchers indicated that several studies have reported that babies with congenital heart disease are not detected by routine neonatal physical examinations and that neonatal screening fails mainly in children with ...

Research Highlights Potential Benefits of Telemedicine in Treating Eye Disease

... researchers concluded that there was a high level of agreement between diagnoses of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) made in low birth-weight babies using ophthalmoscopy and image-based telemedicine examinations. "The number of premature infants is increasing throughout the world, and a larger ...

Researchers Develop New Procedure to Screen All 46 Human Chromosomes to Identify Abnormalities in Embryos

... leading centers for treatment and research in reproductive medicine. RMA's founding partners and physicians have helped bring more than 17,000 babies to loving parents. RMA is also world-renowned for having one of the highest success rates in the treatment of infertility. ...

New Phase 3 Study in Treatment-Naive Adults with HIV Evaluates Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily PREZISTA(TM)/ritonavir vs. KALETRA(R) as Part of HIV Combination Therapy

... the potential risk. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. The effects of PREZISTA on pregnant women or their unborn babies are not known. In the pooled analysis of POWER 1 and 2 studies, the most frequently reported drug-related adverse events of at least moderate to ...

European Experts Recommend Pregnant and Nursing Women Take More DHA - Every Day

... guidelines. The researchers also determined that DHA promotes good health in women and their babies:** -- Women who include DHA in their diets have babies with healthier birth weights. -- Women who include DHA in their diets have fewer premature births. -- DHA intake is directly linked with ...

Progesterone Therapy and Preterm Birth: More Evidence Helps Identify Women Who Can Benefit

... the use of progesterone therapy, published in the October 2003 issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The March of Dimes works to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. For more information, visit marchofdimes.com or nacersano.org for Spanish language ...

Preterm Infants with Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Incidence Rates of Death when Treated with Surfactant Replacement Therapies

... death rates were nearly 20% lower for babies treated with poractant alfa than for those ... a significantly higher survival rate among RDS babies treated with poractant alfa at an initial dose ... we look forward to its being used to treat more babies suffering from RDS in the United States. We are ...

Columbia Laboratories Reports Preliminary Findings from the Ongoing Data Analysis of the Phase III Clinical Study of PROCHIEVE 8% (progesterone gel) to Prevent Preterm Birth

... to 3.0 centimeters, in mid-pregnancy. This includes many women with first-time pregnancies, the group that suffers the largest number of premature babies each year," said Robert S. Mills, president and chief executive officer of Columbia Laboratories. "We are planning to meet with the FDA in the coming ...

Study Supports Cost-Effectiveness of Medtronic's Spasticity Treatment for Children with Cerebral Palsy

... Therapy). Cerebral palsy affects an estimated 764,000 people in the United States, according to United Cerebral Palsy, with approximately 8,000 babies and 1,200 to 1,500 preschool-age children diagnosed with the condition each year. Caused by damage to one or more areas of the developing brain, ...

Discovery Labs Presents Surfaxin and Aerosurf Data At the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting

... is diagnosed when premature infants require mechanical ventilation or supplemental oxygen either at the 28th day of life or 36 weeks PMA. Premature babies are often born with a lack of natural lung surfactant and are unable to absorb sufficient oxygen, resulting in RDS. These infants often require ...

New Phase 3 Study Published in The Lancet Evaluates Efficacy and Safety of Prezista/Ritonavir vs. Kaletra as Part of HIV Combination Therapy in Treatment-Experienced Adults With HIV

... the potential risk. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. The effects of PREZISTA on pregnant women or their unborn babies are not known. In the pooled analysis of POWER 1 and 2 studies, the most frequently reported drug-related adverse events of at least moderate to ...
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