Involving parents in intensive care helps infants and nurses
Involving parents in the care of premature babies in hospital not only improves their wellbeing but may also reduce conflict with staff and boost nurses ’ job satisfaction, according to a new study.
Canadian woman Rachelle Mainse, who was born prematurely at 30 weeks, has reunited with the doctor who saved her life at Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital 30 years ago.
CONCLUSIONS: The most prevalent diagnosis in children with BD-resistant airflow limitation is asthma. Allergic rhinitis and premature birth are common co-morbidities. Children without a history of asthma, as well as those with asthma but no allergic rhinitis, had lower pulmonary function. Children with BD-resistant airflow limitation may represent a sub-group of children with persistent obstruction and high risk for life-long airway disease. PMID: 29771599 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Thanks to the progress in neonatology, more than 85% of premature newborns survive (Victora et al., 2016). However, premature birth remains a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. The brain develops rapidly during the third trimester of pregnancy and can be explored precisely by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the prenatal and the postnatal periods (Parazzini et al., 2008; Tilea et al., 2009; Viola et al., 2011). Indeed, automated quantification of the cortical folding in a population of preterms, newborns and infants has been investigated in (Dubois et al., 2016), showing promising results.
Despite risks like premature births and birth defects, 70 percent of dispensaries recommend marijuana to pregnant women, according to new research from the University of Colorado.
Authors: Aka N, Arpacι S, Vural F, Köse G Abstract AIMS: To explore the perinatal and neonatal outcomes of patients with heart diseases. Materials Methods: Retrospective case control analysis was carried out among 10,527 deliveries, 188 pregnancies complicated by cardiovascular disease (CVD) compared with pregnancies without CVD for obstetric outcomes from January 2000 to December 2012. The effect of cardiac functional classification (NHYA) on maternal and neonatal complications was explored. RESULTS: The incidence of CVD in pregnancy was 1.78%. About 80.3% had rheumatic heart disease (RHD). Maternal ...
Authors: Simoila L, Isometsä E, Gissler M, Suvisaari J, Halmesmäki E, Lindberg N Abstract BACKGROUND: This national register-based study assesses obstetric and perinatal health outcomes in women with schizophrenia and their offspring. METHODS: Using the Care Register for Health Care, we identified Finnish women who were born in 1965- 1980 and diagnosed with schizophrenia. For each case, five age- and place-of-birth- matched controls were obtained from the Central Population Register of Finland. They were followed from the day when the disorder was diagnosed in specialized health-care (the index day) u...
Conclusions: This study established a correlation of fovea formation with premature birth, damage of GCL-IPL, and a history of ROP. The retention of the inner retina possibly contributes to abnormal foveal morphology in patients with a history of ROP.Ophthalmologica
Artificial intelligence more accurately diagnosed a possible devastating cause of blindness in premature babies than expert doctors, according to a study.
DES, a synthetic estrogen diethylstilbestrol, was popular among mothers-to-be between 1938 and 1971 as it was promoted as a way to prevent miscarriage and avoid premature births.
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