Evidence backs post discharge supplement in premature babies
An eight-week nutrient supplement for breastfeeding mothers can help prevent weight loss and boost the growth of premature babies after they leave hospital, according to UK researchers.
[News24Wire] In her pink fairy princess birthday outfit, miracle baby Hope Daniels was the belle of her birthday ball when she returned to Netcare Kuils River Hospital on Tuesday to celebrate her milestone.
(University of Cambridge) Scientists at the University of Cambridge have suggested that subtle changes to the drugs administered to mothers threatened with preterm birth or to premature babies could further improve clinical treatment and help increase their safety.
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2019Source: Journal of Molecular Graphics and ModellingAuthor(s): Ming Yang, Jianghe Luo, Zhumei Zeng, Ling Yang, Limian Xu, Yan LiAbstractOxytocin plays a vital role in the occurrence of preterm birth by interacting with oxytocin receptor (OTR), and thus OTR antagonists provide effective approaches for the treatment of early birth. Presently, for purpose of exploring the structural traits affecting the antagonism potency, the up-to-date largest set of 121 2,5-diketopiperazine derivatives as OTR antagonists was subjected to ligand-based three-dimensional quantitative structure&nd...
CONCLUSIONS: Communication skills of cerebral palsied children are affected by maternal age, educational status, occupation, and child's gender, birth term, origin period of cerebral palsy, clinical type of cerebral palsy, extremity involvement, motor development level and gross motor function. But the method of delivery has no effect on the communication functions of cerebral palsied children. PMID: 30856125 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Semin Reprod Med 2018; 36: 195-203 DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1677048The majority of offspring born following assisted reproductive technology (ART) achieve equivalent development milestones and demonstrate comparable health as spontaneously conceived children. Yet, multiple studies have suggested offspring conceived with ART have slightly increased risk of metabolic derangements, cardiovascular disease, and malignancy. However, the associations observed in these studies often inadequately control for a variety of confounding variables, such as multiple gestation, premature birth, and low birth weight. Furthermore, many studies f...
Study found that of babies exposed to steroids given for lung maturity in case of premature birth, 45% were actually born full term but still had smaller birth size compared with unexposed term infants.Medscape Medical News
Chloe Wilkinson, 30, went into labour after just 24 weeks of being pregnant while travelling back from Australia with her partner, Patraic Walsh-Kavanagh.
Rapid neural development occurs beginning in utero and extending throughout a child's first years of life, shaped by environmental input, which is essential for language learning. If this development is disrupted by premature birth and/or related repeated hospitalizations, atypical language development may result even in the absence of severe neurologic damage.
Eight weeks of extra proteins and minerals led to better growth in breastfed babies, a study found.
Here are a few I came across last week.Note: Each link is followed by a title and few paragraphs. For the full article click on the link above title of the article. Note also that full access to some links may require site registration or subscription payment.-----https://www.technologyreview.com/s/613050/stick-on-sensors-will-let-premature-babies-get-the-skin-contact-they-need/Stick-on sensors will let premature babies get the skin contact they needBabies born too soon have to be closely monitored, but all that equipment stops parents from getting close. A new wireless sensor could help.by Charlotte Jee February 28, 2019...