Tiny Cheetah Cubs Fighting For Survival After Rare C-Section Birth

NEW YORK, March 20 (Reuters) -- Five cheetah cubs are fighting for their lives after being delivered prematurely at a Cincinnati zoo by a cesarean section, a procedure seldom performed during the birth of the endangered cats. The cubs, born earlier this month, have weak immune systems and are unable to actively ward off infections, said Mark Campbell, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden's director of animal health. The three males and two females are receiving around-the-clock critical care, which involves bottle feeding every three hours, Campbell said in a statement on Friday. "Mom is recovering, and we're working hard to put some weight on the premature cubs," Campbell said. "Important benchmarks for survival of these cubs are the first week and month of life." Belonging to a species considered the world's fastest land animal, the cubs are expected to receive special care for the next eight to 12 weeks. Zoo visitors are allowed to peek at them through nursery windows. The cubs were born on March 8 at the zoo's regional cheetah breeding facility. It was only the third cesarean section Campbell said he was involved in during his 25-year career at the zoo, one of the oldest in the United States. The Cincinnati Zoo is a leading captive breeder of cheetahs, a big cat that is native to the savannahs of Africa. Since 2002, about 54 cheetah cubs have been born at the zoo, officials said. Cheetahs are considered endangered, as their worldwide population has ...
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This study also aimed to demonstrate whether fetal cord blood oxygenation was affected by maternal BMI and/or delivery time. Materials and methods: The study included parturients with ASA I score undergoing cesarean section under spinal anesthesia in 2015 and 2016. They were divided into two groups according to BMI: Group 1 comprised parturients with BMI of
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
We report a case of massive bleeding due to a coagulation disorder associated with acute fatty liver of pregnancy (AFLP); the patient survived by massive transfusion. She presented at 34 weeks of gestation, met six of the Swansea criteria, and was diagnosed with severe AFLP. We performed an emergency cesarean section because termination of the pregnancy was necessary for the treatment of the AFLP. After the surgery, which led to massive bleeding in the peritoneal cavity due to the coagulation disorder, she underwent two further operations and three transarterial embolizations. She received factor VII and underwent plasma...
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We examined women diagnosed with GDM in this multi ‐institutional retrospective study. Women were divided into two groups by gestational age at diagnosis:
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CONCLUSION: We report liver pathology findings of CDA1 with a novel genetic mutation for the first time in a newborn. PMID: 31183007 [PubMed]
Source: World Journal of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: World J Hepatol Source Type: research
AbstractDoubling of C-section rates from year 2000 to 2015 globally was declared an eye-opener on October 13, 2018, in FIGO World Congress. Rapid increase in rates without clear evidence of concomitant decrease in maternal or neonatal morbidity or mortality raises significant concern that cesarean delivery is overused. This review addresses issues related to exponentially rising rates, reasons for it, and strategies to reduce. Previous cesarean delivery has main contribution to rising rates as per evidence from the literature search in last 5  years. Focus on optimizing indications of primary C-section resulted in mak...
Source: The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology of India - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
AbstractIntroduction and hypothesisThe aim of this study was to compare pelvic floor muscle strength (PFMS) and the prevalence of urinary incontinence (UI) and pelvic organ prolapse(POP) in women with and without diastasis recti abdominis (DRA) at 6 –8 weeks postpartum.MethodsThree hundred and ten women underwent routine examinations, including POP quantification (POP-Q), PFMS measurement, DRA evaluation, and UI determination. Chi-squared tests and independent samplet test were used to compare the differences between women with DRA and without DRA.ResultsWomen with DRA presented significantly lower prepregnancy ...
Source: International Urogynecology Journal - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
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Conclusion: Postoperative cumulative morphine consumption and pain scores are comparable when bupivacaine is infused continuously through wound infiltration catheter either in the preperitoneal or subcutaneous layer following Caesarean delivery.
Source: Indian Journal of Anaesthesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Addition of dexamethasone to ropivacaine in transversus abdominis plane block significantly prolongs the duration of postoperative analgesia.
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A UCLA-led research team has developed a faster and more accurate way to determine  where the many bacteria that live in, and on, humans come from. Broadly, the tool can deduce the origins of any microbiome, a localized and diverse community of microscopic organisms.The new computational tool, called “FEAST,” can analyze large amounts of genetic information in just a few hours, compared to tools that take days or weeks. The software program could be used in health care, public health, environmental studies and agriculture.The study was published online in Nature Methods.A microbiome typically contains hund...
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