Music a boon to premature babies' health?
Despite recent studies touting benefits, many insurers won't pay for music therapy because of doubts it results in lasting medical improvements
The pea-sized device is the first approved to treat patent ductus arteriosus in premature babies weighing as little as two pounds.FDA Approvals
One out of 10 of all babies are born premature.
The mother of a baby girl born at 27 weeks says coming home is "the only thing keeping me going".
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Born at 27 weeks, twin babies Irie and Judah Felkner of Columbus, Ohio, were both fighting for their lives in the neonatal intensive care unit when an echocardiogram revealed Irie had a patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) that required immediate treatment. "The doctor thought Abbott's Amplatzer Piccolo device was the best solution for Irie, and after learning more about the procedure we decided to move forward," said Crissa Felkner, Irie's mother. "You have to live it to fully appreciate what that device did for our daughter. Three days after the procedure, she was making great progress and is now a normal toddle...
The FDA granted pre-market approval for the Amplatzer Piccolo occluder made by Abbott (NYSE:ABT) to treat a congenital heart defect in neonatal infants as small as two pounds, the company said today. The Chicago-area healthcare giant said Amplatzer Piccolo is a transcatheter, self-expanding, wire mesh device that’s inserted via the aortic or pulmonary artery to close a hole in the heart known as patent ductus arteriosus. “Piccolo is a critical advancement in the standard of care for the most vulnerable of premature babies who may not be able to undergo surgery to repair their hearts,” structural...
- First and only minimally invasive, transcatheter treatment specifically approved for premature babies with a patent ductus, a life-threatening opening in their heart
The aims of this study were to investigate the frequency of depression and anxiety in mothers of children hospitalized in a neonatal intensive care unit, and to determine the characteristics associated with depression and anxiety in a sample of Mexican mothers.
It’s January. If you are in college, January is a month where you can take a breather. First semester is over. So are the holidays. Now there is time to think. Have you been having doubts? Do you want to return for second semester? It is a choice, you know. There are many good reasons both for personal growth and for long term financial health to stay in school. But college isn’t for everyone. It may not be for you or for you at this time. It’s not only okay but important for the return to second semester to be a conscious, purposeful choice — not be on “automatic.” If you are considerin...
AbstractPurposeThe long-term implications of premature birth on autonomic nervous system (ANS) function are unclear. Heart rate recovery (HRR) following maximal exercise is a simple tool to evaluate ANS function and is a strong predictor of cardiovascular disease. Our objective was to determine whether HRR is impaired in young adults born preterm (PYA).MethodsIndividuals born between 1989 and 1991 were recruited from the Newborn Lung Project, a prospectively followed cohort of subjects born preterm weighing