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Specific Protein is Instrumental in Myelination

...ury. These conditions affect up to 30 percent of preterm babies, many with severe motor and cognitive deficits, such as in patients affected by cerebral palsy. Remyelination is a natural attempt by the brain to repair damage of the white matter; however the brain does not have the ability to completely r...

Steroid Drugs to Preterm Delivery Mothers may Cause Risk

...ted courses of steroid drugs to mothers at risk of preterm delivery is based on sound evidence . Babies bo...tenatal corticosteroids to prevent lung disease in preterm babies was established. Several analyses concluded that steroids were most effective when given with...

Evidence Underlying Repeated Courses of Steroids for Preterm Birth may Be Unsound

...ted courses of steroid drugs to mothers at risk of preterm delivery may be based on unsound evidence . Babies born before 32 weeks of pregnancy often have neonatal lung disease, a major cause of illness and death. Several previous analyses concluded that steroids were most effective when given within a ...

Preterm Labor Drug Causes More Side Effects

...f Medicine, the drug most commonly used to arrest preterm labor, magnesium sulfate, is more likely than anot...s clear is that currently available treatments for preterm labor are far from perfect. "There is no free lunch with any of these drugs," said Deirdre Lyell, ...

Premature Birth Linked With Increased Use of Pesticides

...study. Dr. Winchester and colleagues found that preterm birth rates peaked when pesticides and nitrates me...I am seeing a growing number of birth defects, and preterm births, and I think we need to face up to environmental causes," said Dr Winchester, who is also dir...

Common Pain Killer may Reduce the Risk of Brain Damage in Premature Babies

...doctors put a great deal of effort into preventing preterm labor. But when premature labor can't be prevented, doctors do have a few tools at their disposal to try and prevent bleeds in the germinal matrix. "This work is very exciting, but the work is ongoing, and we must investigate the use of celecoxib m...

New Anti Fungal Drug Eraxis as Good as the Older Medicine

...giving fluconazole prophylactically to babies born preterm and weighing less than about 3 pounds at birth reduced the incidence of colonization and invasive Candida infection...

Drug Therapy can Reduce Preterm Births and Decrease Lifetime Medical Costs

...ectant mothers// who have had previous spontaneous preterm births with 17 Alpha Hydroxyprogesterone caproate (17P) and reducing the incidence of another preterm birth would consequently reduce both short-term and lifetime medical costs in offspring by $2 billio...

Being Sad Can Kill You

... disastrous effect of depression is the birth of preterm infants, which is known to compromise their health and sometimes-even their existence. Led by Veronica O'Keane of the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London, researchers conducted the first clinical study into depression found in pregna...

Gene Variants Linked to Preterm Birth in Hispanic Women

...riants in Hispanic women are linked to spontaneous preterm birth, according to researchers at Yale School of ... illness and death in newborns. A genetic cause of preterm birth was suggested by racial disparity, a tendency to occur within families and a high rate of recu...

Multiple Course of Steroids Protects Preterm Baby’s Lung

...inds that repeated courses of steroids to women in preterm labor do not result in brain damage of the baby in...n recent years has been to no longer give women in preterm labor more than one course of steroids because of possible adverse effects, but it means more babies...

Vaccines Effective in Preterm Babies too

...The study, which included 16 term and 16 extremely preterm (born before about 6 ? months of pregnancy) infant...d in this month's Pediatrics. The same number of preterm infants and full-term infants in the study reached a level of immunity considered protective against...

The Second Born Twin At Greater Risk

... is no big// difference in overall death ratio for preterm born twins. But the second twin born at or after the complete term of pregnancy was more likely to die during the labor or shortly after birth. Many studies have talked about the risk factor associated with the second born twin. But some studies di...

Genes May Trigger Repeated Premature Birth In Blacks

...ely is the greatest risk factor for having another preterm birth. That's true for all women. But the study ...en are at even higher risk of having more than one preterm baby. The rate of recurring preterm births for African-American women was 21.5 percent, in whites 9....

African-American Mothers More Likely to Deliver Prematurely

...ere nearly 5.5 times more likely to have recurrent preterm births than Caucasian women. Nationally, Caucas... 'We found that African-American women experience preterm birth not only at increased rates as compared with Caucasian women but also at earlier gestations an...

3-D Ultrasound Identifies Women at Risk for Impending Preterm Birth

...ysicians non-invasively identify women at risk for preterm birth, 3-D ultrasound was used to measure the size... that the ultrasound measurements could identify a preterm risk of delivery within five days of the measurement. 'Our results suggest that examining the feta...

Preterm Delivery More Common in African American Women

...s, 'We find that African-American women experience preterm birth not only at increased rates as compared to C...ion… [We] further analyze the pattern of recurrent preterm birth stratified by race and find that the tendency to repeat preterm birth during the same week occ...

Prematurity More Accurately Predicted by Advances in Proteomic Technology

...o discriminate healthy from diseased women in whom preterm delivery is impending and the health of the fetus is in danger. MR scoring relies on identification of a group of proteins that serve as biomarkers characteristic to women who will deliver preterm. A normal MR score is 0 and a score of 3-4 is indi...

Quitting Not Easy for Smokers Born to Smoking Women

...y can harm the baby in ways that extend far beyond preterm delivery or low birth weight," said lead study investigator Edward Levin, Ph.D., a professor of biological psychiatry. "It causes changes in the brain development of the baby that can last a lifetime." Results of the study appear this week in the o...

Inflammation in Amniotic Fluid Detected

...been shown to be able to identify women at risk of preterm delivery. In the current study, the researchers...ide a useful test for recognizing women at risk of preterm delivery and babies at risk of poor outcome. However, although promising, a further evaluation of...

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