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Developmental, neurologic problems common in extremely preterm infants

Extremely preterm infants born before 25 weeks' gestation often have severe neurologic and developmental disabilities, researchers report in the August 10th issue of The New EnglandJournal of Medicine.The EPICure Study Group identified 308 children born at the gestational age of 25 weeks or earlier in the U...

Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

... previous pre-term deliveries, those with multiple gestation pregnancy, and those who suffer from diabetes and/or hypertension. The current approach for finding whether a woman will go into premature labor is the use of a clinical scoring system, risk classification, and patient presentation; The marker that ...

Starvation in pregnant women can cause heart disease to their children

...hildren born to mothers who go hungry during early gestation are at increased risk of heart disease as adults....

Early Clue to Down Syndrome

...on ultrasound tests performed at 11 to 14 weeks of gestation is an almost sure sign that the fetus suffers from Down syndrome, a grave genetic disease that prompts many parents to terminate pregnancies. Combined with other important risk factors for the disorder, such as a mother's advancing age, the test is e...

Link between C-section Delivery and Stillbirth

...isk of unexplained stillbirth at or after 39 weeks gestation was 1.1 per 1000 women who had had a previous cesarean section and 0.5 per 1000 in those who had not. Researchers say It is possible that intentional or inadvertent ligation of major uterine vessels at the time of first caesarean section could affec...

Beware Smoking During Pregnancy Linked To New Danger

...tra uterine pregnancy, or pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus. We have only indirect data to prove that smoking also damages the genetic material- 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 ...

The Dangers Involved In Smoking During Pregnancy

...xtrauterine pregnancy, or pregnancy resulting from gestation elsewhere than in the uterus. In order to determine whether maternal smoking had a genotoxic effect on amniotic cells, researchers analyzed chromosomal instabilities and looked at whether any chromosomal regions are especially affected by exposure ...

Is low birth weight related to psychological distress in adulthood?

Being underweight at the period of gestation has a profound effect on the psychological behavior in adulthood. It has been found // that although children even if born full term but weighing below 5.5 lbs are at 50% risk towards psychological distress in their adulthood. This being the same af...

Sleep Not Critical For Early Brain Development Of Baby Dolphins

...o of newborn babies who in their first month of // gestation are known to sleep for over 18 hours. However, it is different with some of the mammals living in the sea. It has been reported in Nature that newborn bottlenose dolphins and killer whales are wake most of the time in the first month. Their moms mana...

Famine May Be A Cause For Schizophrenia

...on experienced during the critical stages of early gestation alters brain development, producing mental health consequences years later in adulthood. Schizophrenia occurs worldwide in about one percent of the population. But in individuals who received inadequate fetal nutrition, the risk may be as much as 2....

Vitamins Found To Influence Birth Weight

... women are missing the critical first few weeks of gestation during which their baby really needs folic acid to grow and develop because advice on the nutrient is not handed out until women go for their first pregnancy check-up which is too late. Latest research shows that women planning to have a baby shoul...

Physicians To Discuss Ways To Save Premature Babies From RSV

...0,000 premature infants are born prior to 36 weeks gestation each year in the United States, approximately one every 60 seconds. Underdeveloped lungs and weak immune systems leave these fragile patients susceptible to respiratory illnesses. During virus season, which begins in late October, these babies are at...

Cardiac Disease May Be Hazardous In Pregnancy

... 82, out of a total of 9365 deliveries (?Y28 weeks gestation age) conducted for a period of six and a half years, cardiac disease was found to complicate 293 (3.1%) pregnancies. The low incidence of maternal and neonatal mortality at this center in this study was suggested to be due to close monitoring of pati...

Brain development compromised in premature babies

...g brain development of babies born around 26 weeks gestation revealed that certain aspects of brain development were compromised to a large extent in comparison to infants in utero. Infact few parts of the brain in premature babies did not change at all from the day the babies were born until they reached what...

Botched Abortions Trigger Concern Over Legal Ambiguity In Britain

...s aborted after more than 21 weeks and six days of gestation should have their hearts stopped by an injection of potassium chloride before being delivered. However, in practice, most doctors are reluctant to go through the norms, and very few are able to perform the delicate procedure. Also, for younger fetu...

Critical Decisions Have To Be Taken By Mothers Of Premature Babies

...the hospital, as 27 babies who were delivered at a gestation of 23 to 24 weeks were resuscitated. The training that has been imparted to the staff at the hospital concerned also plays an important role in this. There are also instances wherein the will of the doctors concerned is imposed upon the parents. A...

Frozen embryos stored in Britain

...d in October 1997, but was born in April 2000. Her gestation period lasted for more than two years. Lois is now 5 years old. Lois had been an eight-celled embryo and spent about 30 months in a plastic tube, stored in a metal flask in a fertility clinic. But lot f questions are raised about the future of such...

Concern Over The Rise In Preterm Deliveries

... health. 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 behavioural problems by the age of 7. The researchers from Denmark are yet to reach for possible reasons for the findings, which could be numerous...

Rising Number of Preterm Births Cause Concern

...nstance, 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 th...

Anti-Parasitic Drugs Useful in Reducing Damages of Congenital Toxoplasmosis

... acquiring the infection for the first time during gestation and transmitting the infection to their fetus. The Toxoplasma gondii parasite infects humans through undercooked, infected meat; through T. gondii oocysts found in cat litter; or when a newly infected pregnant woman transmits the parasite to her fetu...

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