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Global Health Leaders Gather to Address Urgent Crisis of Prematurity and Stillbirth

Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth (GAPPS), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, March of Dimes, PATH, Save the Children, UNICEF and the World Health Organization collaborate to address suffering caused by millions of deaths and disabilities each year ...

Insmed and Premacure Announce European Orphan Designation for IPLEX(TM) in Retinopathy of Prematurity in Infants

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM ), a developer of follow-on biologics and biopharmaceuticals, and Premacure AB, a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of, diagnosis and prevention of complications in neonates due to premature birth, t...

JOHNSON'S(R) and March of Dimes(R) Launch 'Prevent Prematurity Campaign'

JOHNSON'S(R) Partners With MARCH OF DIMES(R) To Build Awareness, Raise Funds and Help Reduce Premature Births Across The United States SKILLMAN, N.J., Nov. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- JOHNSON'S(R) has announced its participation in the launch of "Prematurity Awareness Month" that partners with the Mar...

March of Dimes Announces Prematurity Campaign Expansion at Surgeon General's Conference on Preterm Birth

2008 Prematurity Report Card Will Grade Each State and the Nation; Initiative Will Engage Global Partners BETHESDA, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The March of Dimes has extended its Prematurity Campaign by 10 years to 2020 and will work to address preterm birth globally. The expans...

Researchers aim to prevent global prematurity and stillbirths

SEATTLE: Feb. 18, 2008 Seattle Childrens Hospital Research Institute announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study ways to prevent global prematurity and stillbirth. Prematurity claims the lives of over 1 million newborn babies worldwide...

Researchers Aim to Prevent Global Prematurity and Stillbirths

Seattle Children's receives $1 million Gates Foundation grant for research and international summit SEATTLE, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seattle Children's Hospital Research Institute announced today that it has received a $1 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to...

Ohio Prematurity Caucus Forming to Meet Challenge

Group of Lawmakers Vow to Fight Premature Birth in Ohio COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The latest figures are out and Ohio's rate of premature birth is up once again from 12.5% in 2004, to 13% in 2005. A total of 19,321 preterm births were recorded for 2005 and over...

Ken May Re-Elected for Second Term as Chairman of the Board of March of Dimes

...rd of Trustees of the March of Dimes, it was announced today. "Ken May is a strong and effective volunteer leader for our mission, especially our prematurity Campaign," said Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of the March of Dimes. "We look forward to Ken's continued leadership as we work towards our goal of ...

Smith's Donates $837,000 to Primary Children's Medical Center in Utah

...er. "Smith's and its employees serve the community well beyond their stores by reaching out to children battling cancer, heart disease, the effects of prematurity and many other illnesses and injuries. Smith's has become a true friend to Primary Children's and we are deeply grateful for their many years of gener...

First of its kind study identifies risk factors for LRTIs in Inuit children

...ving conditions increased the risk of admission by 2.5 times Living in a rural community without a hospital increased risk of admission by 2.7 times prematurity was not associated with an increased risk of admission Infants who were not breast-fed were 3.6 times more likely to be admitted for LRTI Infants w...
Prematurity in Medical Technology

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

... weeks gestational age [GA] or later. The analysis suggested that even mild prematurity (e.g., babies born 33-36 weeks GA) is associated with increased risk of me...eading cause of viral respiratory infection among preterm infants. Although prematurity is a known risk factor for severe RSV infection, there is little informatio...

STAR Cranial Centers of Excellence Offer Cutting-Edge Treatment to Dallas Area Children

...al helmet for four-and-a-half months. "Plagiocephaly can go away without intervention, but it sometimes does not," Stinson said. "In Zoe's case, her prematurity and intrauterine positioning made it impossible to correct without assistance from a STARband cranial helmet." Alan McFatridge of Corinth also has t...

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

...by SMFM members to be honored by the March of Dimes for honing the tools used in the fight against prematurity. The March of Dimes conducts a National prematurity Campaign aimed at raising awareness and reducing the growing rate of premature births. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (est. 1977) is a ...

Research Highlights Potential Benefits of Telemedicine in Treating Eye Disease

... In a second study presented at the annual meeting, 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 ...

MedImmune Announces Phase 2 Safety Data for Anti-RSV Antibody and National RSV Surveillance Results

...tudy assessed the safety and immunogenicity of motavizumab, an investigational anti-RSV MAb, in young children with a history of prematurity who received two sequential seasons of the antibody. RSV Surveillance: Retrospective and Current Data on the Variance in Season Onsets and...

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

... against some pathway that does not involve the uterine over- distention seen in twin pregnancy. "We need more research into the underlying causes of prematurity to help women with other risk factors," Dr. Katz said. In previous studies (Meis et al., NEJM, 2003;348:2379-85; da Fonseca et al., Am J Ob Gyny, 200...

Insmed Releases Positive Results from Iplex Phase II HIV-Associated Adipose Redistribution Syndrome Clinical Study

...-3). The drug is also being investigated for various other indications with unmet medical needs, including myotonic muscular dystrophy, retinopathy of prematurity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). About the University of California, San Francisco The University of...

Insmed Announces Promising Results From IPLEX Phase II Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Clinical Study

...so being investigated for various other indications with unmet medical needs, including HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome, retinopathy of prematurity and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (otherwise known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease). About Insmed Insmed is a biopharmaceutical company focused on ...

Insmed Inc. Welcomes Studies Linking IGFBP-3 to Prevention of Blindness in Premature Infants

...order and is currently being studied as a treatment for myotonic muscular dystrophy, HIV-associated adipose redistribution syndrome and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP). IPLEX(TM) is the combination of IGFBP-3 with recombinant human insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-I). The new study results, published in the ...
Prematurity in Medical Products

Dyna View 156°

Description:...mature infants and adult patients. Featuring a minified housing and reduced 8.5mm contact element, the Volk DynaView 156 revolutionizes retinopathy of prematurity surgery and is an absolute requirement for lens sparing vitrectomies in ROP. It allows extension of instruments in the pediatric retrolental space wit...
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Prematurity in Medical Definition

Pathology

...Choroid and retina Retinal detachment - Retinoschisis - Hypertensive retinopathy - Diabetic retinopathy - Retinopathy - Retinopathy of prematurity - Macular degeneration - Retinitis pigmentosa - Macular edema - Epiretinal membrane - Macular pucker Ocular muscles , binocular mov...
Prematurity in Medical Dictionary

Prematurity

In humans, preterm birth refers to the birth of a baby of less than 37 weeks gestational age. Premature birth, commonly used as a synonym for preterm birth, refers to the birth of a premature infant. Because it is by far the... Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), previously known as retro...

Retinopathy

...diabetic retinopathy damage the retina? ... InteliHealth - Featuring Harvard Medical School's consumer health information. ... Retinopathy of prematurity occurs in some infants who are born prematurely or at ... ... approaches may be used when treating diabetic retinopathy : Focal photocoagulati...

Neonatal

...idelines for Neonatal Resuscitation. History & Basic ... When a baby dies in the first 28 days of life, it is called neonatal death. ... prematurity and its complications cause almost 30 percent of neonatal deaths (2) ... Neonatal Hemochromatosis (NH) is a rare condition which occurs while ...

Apnea

...lled apnea - even your child. ... Because obstructive sleep apnea may disturb sleep patterns, ... Sometimes apnea can affect ... Apnea of prematurity (AOP) is a condition in which premature infants stop ... When Your Baby Is on a Home Apnea Monitor. Caring for Your Baby ... Overview of the ...
Prematurity in Biological News

March of Dimes announces Prematurity Campaign expansion at Surgeon General's conference

JUNE 16, 2008, BETHESDA, MD The March of Dimes has extended its Prematurity Campaign by 10 years to 2020 and will work to address preterm birth globally. The expansion, announced at the Surgeon General's Conference on Prevention of Preterm Birth, supports the national action plan being created du...

Study reveals conflict between doctors, midwives over homebirth

...he pair recently examined birth records in Oregon's Jackson County from 1998 through 2003, a period when that county saw higher-than-expected rates of prematurity and low birth weight in some populations. The researchers wanted to assess whether those rates were linked to midwife-attended homebirths. The find...

March of Dimes provides $2.7 million in new funding for preterm birth research

...etic and environmental risk factors for prematurity. The work of seven researchers will be supported for the next three years by new March of Dimes prematurity Research Initiative (PRI) grants. The nearly $2.7 million in new grants continues March of Dimes support for efforts to predict and prevent preterm b...

Pre-eclampsia may be autoimmune disease

...Xia said further research is needed to determine what triggers the production of the autoantibodies. "Pre-eclampsia is one of the leading causes of prematurity and Small For Gestational Age (SGA) infants. Many of these babies are born with underdeveloped lungs or poor lung clearance of fluid, necessitating ne...

'Genes and environment' grant funds close look at nature-nurture overlap in common diseases

...(Tooth Decay): Whole Genome Association and Gene x Environment Studies University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Genome-wide Association Studies of prematurity and Its Complications University of Iowa, Iowa City The GEI genotyping centers: Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Mass. Center...

Genes, Environment and Health Initiative invests in genetic studies, environmental monitoring

...ome Association and Gene x Environment Studies $492,000 Jeffrey Murray, M.D., University of Iowa, Iowa City Genome-wide Association Studies of prematurity and Its Complications $488,000 In the past, hunting for the genes causing any disease has been a long and arduous task, but the biomedical tool...

Premature births may be linked to seasonal levels of pesticides and nitrates in surface water

... U.S. live births were studied from 1996-2002. Preterm birth varied from a high of 12.03% in June to 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 u...

US infant mortality rate fails to improve

... low birthweight births." Birthweight and gestational age are two major predictors of infant health and survival. In 2003 birth defects, as well as prematurity and low birthweight remained the leading causes of infant death, according to the NCHS. The percentage of infant deaths occurring to babies born pr...

Prenatal nicotine exposure reduces breathing response of newborns...

...77,000. Also in 2003, hospital charges for all infants totaled $36.7 billion. Nearly half of that, $18.1 billion, was for babies with a diagnosis of prematurity or low birth weight. Today 1,300 babies in the U.S. will be born prematurely. While doctors have made tremendous advances in caring for babies born to...

First link of oral bacteria and preterm birth found in human

...77,000. Also in 2003, hospital charges for all infants totaled $36.7 billion. Nearly half of that, $18.1 billion, was for babies with a diagnosis of prematurity or low birth weight. Today 1,300 babies in the U.S. will be born prematurely. While doctors have made tremendous advances in caring for babies born to...
Prematurity in Biological Technology

Preclinical Data From Amgen's Oncology Pipeline to be Presented at AACR

...nical programs become available." Selected Abstracts of Interest -- Assessment of angiogenesis inhibitors in the retinopathy of prematurity model in mice Overview: Examined the inhibition of the VEGF/VEGFR pathway with AMG 273 and the inhibition of the angiopoietin/Tie2 pat...

Insmed Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results

...; The European Medicines Agency (EMEA) granted Premacure AB orphan designation for Insmed's IPLEX(TM) for the prevention of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in neonates of less than 32 weeks of gestational age. Premacure AB intends to initiate a phase 2 multicenter trial for IPLEX(TM) in the ROP ind...

Insmed Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter and Nine-Months Ended September 30, 2008

... the normal range in significantly premature infants. Premacure is developing IPLEX(TM) as a potential treatment for Retinopathy of prematurity ("ROP") via a Material Transfer Agreement with Insmed. Based in part on the results of this study, Premacure intends to in...

MedImmune Presents Data at AAP National Conference & Exhibition Demonstrating Burden of RSV Disease

...available in 62 countries. The safety and efficacy of Synagis were established in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, infants with a history of prematurity (less than or equal to 35 weeks gestational age), and children with hemodynamically significant congenital heart disease. The first dose of Synagis sh...

Insmed and Premacure Cite Study Results Demonstrating Potential Effectiveness of IPLEX(TM) in Preventing Blindness in Premature Infants

...nt of diagnosis and prevention of complications in neonates due to premature birth. The first of several indications to be developed is Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) a retinal disease being one of the major causes of blindness in infants throughout the world. Contact: Jan Borg, CEO, jan.borg@premacure.com . ...

MedImmune to Present RSV Surveillance and Cost-Effectiveness Data at American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition

... available in 62 countries. The safety and efficacy of Synagis were established in infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia, infants with a history of prematurity (less than or equal to 35 weeks gestational age), and children with hemodynamically significant congenital heart disease. The first dose of Synagis sh...
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