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Premature babies get better with involved parents

A study of 1,800 premature babies found they put on weight more quickly if their parents were involved in ward rounds, took their temperature and administered medicine.
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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]
Source: Journal of Asthma - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Asthma Source Type: research
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.
Source: Medical Image Analysis - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
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 ...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol Source Type: research
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...
Source: Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Psychiatry Source Type: research
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
Source: Ophthalmologica - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Artificial intelligence more accurately diagnosed a possible devastating cause of blindness in premature babies than expert doctors, according to a study.
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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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LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog LITFL • Life in the Fast Lane Medical Blog - Emergency medicine and critical care medical education blog Scary little people. Hazel Talbot loves her job. She really does. She works 80% neonatal retrieval around one of the most beautiful parts of the world and does so in a fashion that must light up the lives of everyone that comes in contact with her. Hazel Talbot is the sort of person you want to work with. I say this because I had the pleasure of spending a little time with her in Berlin and, in short, if you don’t think Hazel is fabulous and hilarious I woul...
Source: Life in the Fast Lane - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: JellyBean Hazel Talbot Neonatal Life Support NLS Source Type: blogs
Conclusion: In the acute setting of a neonatal intensive care unit, PD performed in a neonate provides a technically simple method of steady fluid, solute removal, and correction of electrolyte abnormalities. A trocar catheter appears safe even in premature babies, and closed three-way stopcock system seems to be reliable at the bedside in NICUs. PMID: 29714433 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences - Category: General Medicine Tags: Turk J Med Sci Source Type: research
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