World's smallest surviving premature baby goes home after five months in the NICU

Saybie was born in San Diego, California, in December 2018 at just 23 weeks and three days. At birth she weighed 8.6 ounces,which is about as much as a large apple weighs.
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In this study, pregnancy medical records of women were analyzed. Data related to questionnaires which had been provided during hospital stays for nutritional consumption were gathered. Demographic characteristics and health outcomes of mothers and their children were recorded. Correlations of health outcomes with maternal nutrition were tested with respect to Z-scores at 95% confidence level. RESULTS Based on the health outcomes of mothers and their children, the study divided participants into 2 groups. The first group was mothers and their children with good health outcomes (live births with weighing ≥2.5 kg; the GHO ...
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Abstract Although the life-course concept of risk markers as potential etiological influences is well established in epidemiology, it has not featured in academic publications or clinical practice in the context of chronic widespread pain (CWP) and fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS). Studies of risk markers are required considerations for evaluation of patients and for research because there is no single cause, pathological feature, laboratory finding, or biomarker for CWP or FMS. The early-life risk markers identified by extensive literature review with best evidence for potential causal influence on the development and...
Source: Pain Research and Management - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Pain Res Manag Source Type: research
Publication date: August 2019Source: Epilepsy &Behavior, Volume 97Author(s): Wanling Li, Anjiao Peng, Shuyue Deng, Wanlin Lai, Xiangmiao Qiu, Lin Zhang, Lei ChenAbstractBackgroundMany studies have reported that premature birth is associated with a higher incidence of epilepsy, and postterm birth also increases the risk of epilepsy. The effects of different gestational ages (GAs) on epilepsy have become a research hotspot, but the findings of these studies remain controversial, and no systematic review has been performed until now.ObjectiveThe aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of different GAs on the incidenc...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
O negative is a universal blood type which can be given to anyone, whatever their own type. It is often given to car crash victims and premature babies such as Sebastian Cockerill (pictured).
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Did you know that tooth decay is the most common chronic disease of childhood? And that 40% of children have tooth decay by kindergarten? This is a big deal, not only because of the pain and infection it can cause, but also because children with tooth decay are more likely to miss school and have poorer grades — and because tooth decay is linked to a higher risk of many health problems later in life, including heart disease and premature birth. Tooth decay is simple to prevent, yet sadly, many families don’t take the steps that are needed. 1.   Don’t skip the fluoride. Fluoride is very helpful w...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Children's Health Dental Health Parenting Source Type: blogs
Over the last 10 years, the U.S. National Institutes of Health has invested $170 million to better understand the universe of bacteria that live within us—the so-called microbiome. In the first phase of the project, researchers focused on cataloguing the myriad types of microbes found throughout the body, including in the mouth, nose, gut, and reproductive tract. The latest phase of the research, described in three papers published May 29 in Nature and Nature Medicine, focused on better understanding how changes in those microbial populations affect three conditions: diabetes, preterm birth and inflammatory bowel dis...
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Baby Saybie was given just hours to live when she was born weighing just 245g (8.6oz) in San Diego.
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In this report the hemorrhages were found on the surface of the neovascular ridge. Changes in intraocular pressure caused by scleral depression may result in rupture of the fragile and immature retinal vessels, which have poor autoregulation in these premature babies. Ophthalmologists performing ROP screening examinations should be aware of the possibility of causing retinal hemorrhages with scleral depression, although the hemorrhages will resolve spontaneously.
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland used MRI scans to discover premature babies who were played music had stronger connections across their brains.
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In this report the hemorrhages were found on the surface of the neovascular ridge. Changes in intraocular pressure caused by scleral depression may result in rupture of the fragile and immature retinal vessels, which have poor autoregulation in these premature babies.
Source: Journal of AAPOS - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Short Report Source Type: research
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