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Protein That may Prevent Eye Damage in Premature Babies Identified

...ors in Sweden observed infants with retinopathy of prematurity in a forthcoming clinical study and found that the IGFBP-3 levels were lower than those of healthy infants, further suggesting that the protein helps stop oxygen-induced blood vessel loss and promotes healthy vascular regrowth. "The implications fo...

Omega-3 Fattyacids Keeps Retinopathy at Bay

...se shares many characteristics with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in humans. ROP is a disease of the eyes of prematurely born infants in which the retinal blood vessels increase in number and branch excessively, sometimes leading to bleeding or scarring. Infants who progress to a severe form of ROP are in dan...

Premature Birth Linked With Increased Use of Pesticides

... a low of 10.44% in September. The highest rate of prematurity occurred in May-June (11.91%) and the lowest for Aug-Sept (10.79%) regardless of maternal age, race, education, marital status, alcohol or cigarette use, or whether the mother was an urban, suburban or rural resident. Pesticide and nitrate levels in ...

Masimo SET Pulse Oximetry Technology Significantly Reduce the Risk of ROP

...th weight (ELBW) infants developing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by 40%.(1) One of the most common causes of visual impairment and blindness in premature infants, ROP has been shown to be exacerbated by hyperoxia caused by the excessively high levels of supplemental oxygen often used to treat these patients,...

Multivitamins Improve Birth Outcomes Among Children Born With HIV

...re no significant effects observed on the risks of prematurity or fetal death. Birth weight is directly influenced by a number of factors, including maternal health, nutritional status and micronutrient deficiencies. Iron and folate supplements are routinely administered to pregnant women in many developing c...

African-American Mothers More Likely to Deliver Prematurely

...amental mechanisms responsible for the epidemic of prematurity in the United States,' said F. Sessions Cole, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for children's health at the School of Medicine and director of the Division of Pediatric Newborn Medicine and chief medical officer at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Sou...

Genetics Plays A Crucial Role In Preemies' Destructive Eye Disease

...ics has a major role in influencing retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in preemies//, a disease known to hamper the development of blood vessels in the retina and could cause blindness. This report is published in the November issue of Pediatrics. “This is the first definitive study to show that genetic factors a...

Eye Tests in Preemies Predict Vision Trouble of Later Years

... these children. Another condition, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a condition where there is abnormal devel...fractive error, irrespective of the retinopathy of prematurity stage.' NLA...

One third of Infant Deaths from Premature Births in U.S.

...reporting system may not give the actual impact of prematurity in infant deaths. Therefore their analysis used a...efore while looking at infant deaths they included prematurity as well as other conditions like respiratory distress syndrome commonly occurring in "preemie" babie...

Premature Birth Could Lead to ADHD

...t. Earlier studies had only shown a link between prematurity of less than 28 weeks of gestation and increased risk of ADHD. Researchers used data from Danish national registers to compare the risk of ADHD or the related hyperkinetic disorder and preterm birth in 834 children with the conditions and 20,100 co...

Link Established—Assisted Fertilization Can Complicate Pregnanc

...ations during delivery like hemorrhage and lead to prematurity and perinatal complications in the newborn babies. This finding has been documented after a study in Norway of more than 845,300 pregnancies during the period between 1988 and 2002 .It concluded that mothers with single-baby pregnancies conceived t...

Caffeine Therapy May Help Protect Lungs Of Premature Babies

...he treatment of apnoea of prematurity. Apnoea of prematurity is very common in preterm infants, because the lungs are underdeveloped and the central nervous system, which automatically directs the body to breathe, is still immature and often not functioning properly. Though still not exactly known exactly how ...

Number Of Babies Born Prematurely Nears Historic Half Million Mark In US

...nment began tracking premature births in 1981. The prematurity rate was 9.4 in 1981; it has increased every year ...ler of newborns. Latest statistics reveal that the prematurity crisis in this country continues to intensify. Babies are dying and those who survive are too often ...

Premature Babies More Likely If Women Have Higher Protein Albumin In Urine

...ty of Alabama at Birmingham. "If so, some cases of prematurity may be caused by a dysfunction in the blood vessels supporting a fetus-a finding that may point to new, future treatments that help babies stay longer in the womb." Proteinuria or albuminuria is an early sign of kidney disease. It occurs due to t...

Unpredictable Premature Birth

...y lives, we need more research aimed at preventing prematurity from occurring in the first place....

A treatment for blindness

...term benefits. Children born with retinopathy in prematurity (ROP) have an abnormal growth of blood vessels along the surface of the retina.If this is not treated , the condition can lead to legal blindness in about 60 percent of patients. A surgical procedure Cryotherapy, is employed in which a freezing pro...

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