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SILVER SPRING, Md., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The stork drops by Discovery Health the third week of June to deliver the network's seventh annua...
Effectiveness of Progesterone in Reducing Preterm Births May Be Altered by Genetic Predisposition
March of Dimes Awards Abstract at SMFM Meeting.
SAN DIEGO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research that may explain why taking progesterone to prevent preterm birth is only effective for some women was unveiled today at the 29th Annual Society...
Late preterm births present serious risks to newborns
Cincinnati, OH, December 11, 2008 -- More than half a million babies are born preterm in the United States each year, and preterm births
are on the rise. Late preterm births, or births
that occur between 34 and 36 weeks (approximately 4 to 6 weeks before the mother's due date), account for more t...
Analysis of Millions of U.S. Births Shows Association Between Birth Defects and Preterm Birth
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Babies born
preterm were more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as
full-term infants, according to a new analysis of nearly 7 million U.S.
published online this week in the Springer journal Maternal and
Premature births linked to physical abuse
New York, February 21, 2008 Premature birth can have serious effects on the development and growth of children. In many parts of the world, preterm deliveries are increasing in frequency. In a study published in the February 2008 issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researche...
Male births are more likely to reduce quality of life and increase severe post-natal depression
Giving birth to a boy can lead to higher levels of severe post-natal depression (PND) and reduced quality of life than having a girl, according to research published in the February issue of Journal of Clinical Nursing.
A team of researchers led by Professor Claude de Tychey, from Universite Na...
Caesarean births pose higher risks for mother and baby
Women having a non-emergency caesarean birth have double the risk of illness or even death compared to a vaginal birth, according to a study from Latin America published today on bmj.com .
However, the researchers found caesarean delivery prevented deaths in breech born babies.
The risks li...
More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births
Technology use growing worldwide, but not as many embryos being transferred, research shows
THURSDAY, May 28 (HealthDay News) -- Each year, 219,000 to 246,000 babies conceived through assisted reproductive technology (ART) are born worldwide, says an international study that also found...
Medical Costs for One Premature Baby Could Cover a Dozen Healthy Births
March of Dimes Releases New Report About the High Cost of Preterm Birth
at U.S. Chamber of Commerce
WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term b...
Medical costs for one premature baby could cover a dozen healthy births
WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 17, 2009 The medical costs that businesses pay to care for one premature baby for a year could cover the costs for nearly a dozen healthy, full-term infants, according to new statistics from the March of Dimes.
The average medical cost for healthy full-term babies from...
Births in Medical Technology
New Study Proves Multiple Births From IVF Can Be Avoided
Recent Research by Shady Grove Fertility Center Proves that elective Single Embryo Transfer is Effective in Reducing Multiple Births.
ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fertility experts across the nation bemoan the health risk and expense of multiple births
such as the octu...
Preterm Births Rise 36 Percent Since Early 1980s
Late Preterm Infants Drive the Increase
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New government statistics confirm that the decades-long rise in the United States preterm birth rate continues, putting more infants than ever at increased risk of death and disability according to t...
National Study Shows Magnesium Sulfate Reduces Risk of Cerebral Palsy in Premature Births
Northwestern Memorial Hospital one of 18 centers involved in 10-year study
CHICAGO, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results of a 10-year study
published in the August 28 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine
found that magnesium sulfate administered to women delivering before 32
Hyperion Therapeutics Receives Orphan Drug Designation for HPN-100 for the Treatment of Urea Cycle Disorders
About Urea Cycle Disorders
Urea cycle disorders are inherited, inborn errors of metabolism present in an estimated 1 in 10,000 births
in the United States. Patients with urea cycle disorders are deficient in one of the key enzymes that comprise the urea cycle, the body's primary vehi...
BioMarin Initiates Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial for GALNS for Morquio A Syndrome
...e-threatening conditions caused by the underlying enzyme deficiency.
The incidence estimates for MPS IVA vary widely, between one in 200,000 live births
to one in 300,000 live births. Approximately 400 patients worldwide have been identified and tracked through the International Morquio Organization (I...
Hyperion Therapeutics Announces Results for Phase II Study in Urea Cycle Disorders
About Urea Cycle Disorders
Urea cycle disorders are inherited, inborn errors of metabolism present in an estimated 1 in 10,000 births
in the United States. Patients with urea cycle disorders are deficient in one of the key enzymes that comprise the urea cycle, the body's primary veh...
Children's Hospital Receives $6.7 Million Grant From Gates Foundation to Study Influenza Vaccine in Pregnant Women in Asia
...ost childhood deaths occur in the first hours and months of life when infants are most susceptible to infections. In developing countries, where many births
happen at home, protecting these infants is a challenge. Maternal immunization, which is routinely used in developing countries to prevent tetanus in...
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Announces New Regional Participant in The National Children's Study
... sample was 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. Throug...
Beckman Coulter Buys Out Royalty Obligation for Preeclampsia Markers
...ding to the World Health Organization, in the United States
alone, preeclampsia is responsible for 18 percent of all maternal deaths,
80,000 premature births
and numerous neonatal complications, and costs more
than $7 billion in healthcare costs annually. With early detection, it may
be possible to provide ...
Hyperion Therapeutics Completes Enrollment in Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial in Patients With Urea Cycle Disorders
...to improve care for these patients."
About Urea Cycle Disorder
UCDs are inherited, inborn errors of metabolism present in an estimated
1 in 10,000 births
in the US. Patients with UCDs lack or are deficient in
one of the key enzymes that comprise the urea cycle, the body's primary
vehicle for removing am...
Births in Medical Products
Kisses mother/infant matching
Features:...udible match indication Works anywhere in the area protected by the Hugs system Mother tag attaches with standard hospital band Supports multiple births
Allows to use and reuse any Hugs tag with any Kisses tag for easier tag management ...
Births in Medical Dictionary
...s or anal atresia is a birth defect in which the rectum is malformed. Its cause is unknown. Imperforate anus occurs in about 1 in 5000 births
and its cause is unknown. Children who have imperforate anus may also have other congenital anomalies. ... Imperforate anus is congenit...
...is that the baby has been in the amniotic sac for ... History of water births
... Dove-Charity: Erie PA Home Birth - Water Birth - Midwife - M...liar comfort after the stress of the birth , reassuring ... Water births
are a safe, effective alternative to the harsh medical setting of a hospi...
...eveloped. Describes Alagille syndrome , a rare, inherited disorder that affects the liver. ... The syndrome occurs in about one in every 70,000 births
1 and is equally common ... Get information on living with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome , including life-style and nutritional...
... until the baby ... premature birth n A birth in which the child is delivered before it ... Premature infants account for 8 – 9% of live births
but two-thirds of infant deaths. ... A premature infant has organs that are not fully developed. ... In very premature infants , nutriti...
... ... The dangers of premature birth should definitely factor in to this highly personal decision. ... A treatment that prevents premature births
in single pregnancies may be ... Pregnancy To Avoid Risk Of Premature Birth (July 1, 2009) — The largest study ... Sometimes it is not possib...
...igravida - ( obstetrics ) a woman who is pregnant for the first time ... Latest Research : Obstetrics . Computer programme to predict premature births
under development ... Latest Research : Obstetrics ... Obstetrics and Gynecology. Patient Care. Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility ....
...cy in coagulation factor VIII is the most common cause of hemophilia . ... Hemophilia is quite rare, with only about 1 instance in every 10,000 births
(or ... In severe cases of hemophilia , heavy bleeding occurs after minor trauma or even ... Milder forms of hemophilia do not involve spon...
...alism ... Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the sutures close too early, causing ... Craniosynostosis occurs in one out of 2,200 live births
and affects males twice ... Craniosynostosis ... When a fetus or baby has craniosynostosis (craniostenosis), one or more of these ... Most o...
... through the birth canal can be risky. ... For this reason most breech births
(90%) are by cesarean in the US. ... Safety of Breech Birth . Chang...aby with an experienced midwife. ... Note: One of the reasons breech births
are considered too dangerous is that the ... While unusual for a breech ...
Births in Biological News
Mothers of multiple births at increased odds of postpartum depression
Mothers of multiples have 43 percent increased odds of having moderate to severe depressive symptoms nine months after giving birth compared to mothers of single-born children, according to researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Researchers examined the relationship be...
Effectiveness of progesterone in reducing preterm births may be altered by genetic predisposition
SAN DIEGO, CA, JAN. 30, 2009 New research that may explain why taking progesterone to prevent preterm birth is only effective for some women was unveiled today at the 29th Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) meeting The Pregnancy Meeting.
The drug, 17 alpha-hydroxyprogesterone c...
Analysis of millions of US births shows association between birth defects and preterm birth
MAY 21, 2008, WHITE PLAINS, NY Babies born preterm were more than twice as likely to have major birth defects as full-term infants, according to a new analysis of nearly 7 million U.S. live births
published online this week in the Springer journal Maternal and Child Health Journal.
Chemicals in common consumer products may play a role in pre-term births
ANN ARBOR, Mich.---A new study of expectant mothers suggests that a group of common environmental contaminants called phthalates, which are present in many industrial and consumer products including everyday personal care items, may contribute to the country's alarming rise in premature births.
HPV vaccine may prevent preterm births
Chronic human papilloma virus (HPV)-infections can lead to cellular changes in the cervix that can be a pre-stage to cervical cancer. Surgical treatment of these pre-stages gives an increased risk of preterm birth in subsequent pregnancies. As the HPV-vaccine can prevent pre-stages of cervical can...
Uncultured bacteria found in amniotic fluids of women who experience preterm births
CLEVELANDResearchers from Case Western Reserve University and Yale University have made a significant advancement in understanding the cause behind why some pregnant women suffer from inflammations in the inner womb without any signs of an infection.
Using gene-cloning techniques, researchers d...
World-first to predict premature births
Australian researchers and a pathology company have joined forces to develop a world-first
computerised system which may reveal a way to predict premature birth with greater accuracy.
The University of Melbourne, the University of Newcastle and Symbion Pathology are combining
expertise in medical...
Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water
The growing premature birth rate in the United States appears to be strongly associated with increased use of pesticides and nitrates, according to work conducted by Paul Winchester, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He reports his findings May 7 a...
Pitt study notes decline in male births in the US and Japan
A study published in this week’s online edition of Environmental Health Perspectives reports that during the past thirty years, the number of male births
has decreased each year in the U.S. and Japan. In a review of all births
in both countries, the University of Pittsburgh-led study found signific...
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis may pose neurological risks
...uterine implantation in the biopsied and control groups, which is consistent with results found in humans. However, following implantation, successful births
from biopsied embryos were significantly lower than in controls.
Following birth, the authors tracked many physical and behavioral properties; the...
Births in Biological Technology
IVF Baby Born From 21-Year-Old Frozen Sperm, Ties World Record
...ze before undergoing chemotherapy for Hodgkin's disease when he was 24. The 21-year span between both men's sperm cryopreservation and their daughters births
rank as two of the longest periods of time for conception on medical record.
More information is available online, http://reachdrs.com/assiste...
BioMarin's Clinical Trial Application for GALNS for Morquio A Syndrome Accepted by the MHRA
...ife-threatening conditions caused by the underlying enzyme deficiency.
The incidence estimates for MPS IVA vary widely, between 1 in 200,000 live births
to 1 in 300,000 live births. Approximately 400 patients worldwide have been identified and tracked through an independent registry. Based on the numb...
You Want To Have a Baby...But Not Eight
... Multiple births
can be avoided
ATLANTA, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ ...n California, the message to them is that multiple births
can be prevented with today's advanced technologie...t our clinic on the risks associated with multiple births
and how such...
Breakthrough Technology Takes Egg Freezing from Myth to Dependable Reality
...r and co-founder of SIRM,
is an internationally renowned expert in the field of Assisted Reproductive
Technology (ART) and has been influential in the births
of more than 16,000
babies throughout his career.
Over the last 26 years, Dr. Sher has helped fashion the entire field of
ART. After training under ...
Ferring Celebrates Winner of 2008 My Little Miracle Essay Contest During National Infertility Awareness Week
...lications, in women
undergoing therapy for infertility. Only physicians thoroughly familiar
with infertility treatment, including the risk of multiple births
adverse reactions, should prescribe these medications. Like other products
for ovarian stimulation, treatment with MENOPUR and/or BRAVELLE may res...
MedImmune Presents Data at AAP National Conference & Exhibition Demonstrating Burden of RSV Disease
...s to be presented at AAP include:
-- Increased Burden from Late-Preterm births
During the First Year of Life - Kimmie K. McLaurin, MS, Saturday, Octo...erm infants during and shortly after birth. The effects of late-preterm births
beyond this period, however, are unknown. This retrospective cohort stu...
BioMarin Announces Program for ERT for Treatment of MPS IVA - Morquio A Syndrome
...ity of the disease, age of diagnosis will vary.
The rate of incidence of MPS IVA is as yet unconfirmed, but estimates
vary between 1 in 200,000 live births
to 1 in 300,000 live births.
Approximately 370 patients worldwide are currently registered in The
International Morquio Organization (IMO) survey. An ...
BMP Sunstone Receives Import Drug License (IDL) from SFDA
...urrently distributed via vaginal inserts that
are 1.1 mm thick. The birth rate in China averages approximately 1.2%,
which results in about 16 million births
each year. Further, about 18% of
pregnant women require cervical dilation, including 3% of women with
Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM).
Kaiser Permanente Study Finds Diabetes Doubling Before Motherhood
...9 women who gave birth in 11 Kaiser Permanente
hospitals in Southern California between 1999 and 2005. Researchers found
that there were twice as many births
to women with diabetes in 2005 as
there were in 1999. Fifty-two percent of the women in the study were
Hispanic, 26 percent were White, 11 percent wer...
Data show a decline in cystic fibrosis since introduction of prenatal carrier screening
...of the recommendation to offer preconception and prenatal screening in order to identify carriers of CF might have yielded a decrease in the number of births
of infants with CF, particularly the type that causes the most severe disease.
Our data cannot distinguish the reason for the reported decrease, no...
Births in Biological Definition
...Since the program's implementation in the 1970s , it has reduced the ratio of children born with the hereditary blood disease from 1 out of every 158 births
to almost zero.
In modern bioethics literature the spectre of eugenics looms large. Many commentators have suggested that the new "eugenics" will co...
...status of embryos fertilized in vitro and not transfered in vivo .
IVF and other fertility treatments have resulted in an increase in multiple births
, provoking ethical analysis because of the link between multiple pregnancies, premature birth , and a host of health problems.
Religious leaders' ...
...land, completing the cycle.
Pregnant women are especially attractive to the mosquitoes, and malaria in pregnant women is an important cause of still births
and infant mortality.
The recognised species causing disease in humans are P. falciparum (which alone accounts for 80% of the recognised cases a...
... term than singleton birth. Since some premature births
often have health consequence to the babies, twin...ic twins
3 Human twins
3.1 Multiple births
3.2 Predisposing factors
3.3 Twin studies
... Human twins
Historically, about 1 in 80 human births
(1.2%) has been the result of a twin pregnancy. T...
... Other organisms may undergo meiotic cell division at this time (for more information refer to biological life cycles ).
Twins and multiple births
can be monozygotic (identical) or dizygotic (fraternal).
Zygote intrafallopian transfer
Births in Biological Dictionary
...inently endangers the life of the fetus. Cord prolapse is rare . Statistics on cord prolapse vary, but the range is between 0.14% and 0.62% of all births
in most studies . It happens... Donate your baby's umbilical cord blood to a public cord blood bank and give birth to hope for a patient in n...
...been ... Blastocyst tansfer eliminating risks of high-order multiple births. ... Blastocyst Transfer - Eliminating Risks of High-Order Multiple births
... BLASTOCYST STAGE EMBRYO TRANSFER ... Theoretical advantages of blastocyst transfer ... Requirements for attempting blastocyst transfer. B...