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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
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Abstract ObjectivesSwallowing disorders which lead to aspiration are common in premature infants with a postmenstrual age (PMA) of>36 weeks. Aspiration is often silent and the unique symptom is desaturation during feeding. The aim of this study was 1) to determine the number of prematures with desaturations during feeding due to aspiration, using Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES); 2) to relate clinical factors and FEES findings to aspiration; and 3) to describe type and efficacy of suggested treatments. MethodsA retrospective review of 62 ex‐premature babies with a median PMA of 40 weeks which unde...
Source: Pediatric Pulmonology - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE: DIAGNOSTIC TESTING Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: There was improvement in regional disparities of neonatal care and mortality of premature babies with the government investment in Korea. Further supports are required for human resources and referral system. PMID: 29349938 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
Condition:   Premature Birth Intervention:   Sponsor:   University Hospital, Ghent Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
I am a physician. As a high-risk obstetrician (maternal-fetal medicine specialist) I pride myself on caring for women who are likely to become (or who are already) so ill that many others view caring for them as a burden. I help women achieve a safe pregnancy when colleagues have advised against pregnancy altogether. Whether it is the patient with such a complex surgical history that her cesarean delivery will include massive blood loss and a hysterectomy, or the patient with a history of liver transplant trying to carry a pregnancy for the fourth time (each unsuccessful as she struggles in and out of graft rejection), or ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Family Planning and Pregnancy Health Women's Health birth control Source Type: blogs
AbstractTo investigate the association between the incidence of human brucellosis (HB) and adverse pregnancy outcomes (APOs), a population-based, cross-sectional aggregate data study was conducted in Israel between 2010 and 2014. HB-endemic localities were matched by ethnicity, population size and socioeconomic status to localities with a low incidence of HB. We compared APO rates in high-incidence vs low-incidence localities. The primary outcome was intrauterine fetal demise (IUFD). Secondary outcomes were premature birth (less than 37  weeks), early or threatened labour and poor fetal growth. APOs are expressed as e...
Source: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases - Category: Microbiology Source Type: research
Premature babies of mothers with cytomegalovirus who pick up the infection from breast milk are unlikely to develop neurological problems in early childhood as a result, according to a Dutch study.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news
Abstract IntroductionAt the same time as survival is increasing among premature babies born before 26 weeks of gestation, the rates of cesarean deliveries before 26 weeks is also rising. Our purpose was to compare the frequency of intraoperative adverse events during cesarean deliveries at two gestational age groups: 24‐25 weeks and 26‐27 weeks. Material and methodsThis single‐center retrospective cohort study included all women with cesarean deliveries performed before 28+0 weeks from 2007 through 2015. It compared the frequency of intraoperative adverse events between two groups: those at 24‐25 weeks of gestation...
Source: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
The part of the brain that process complex auditory information is not fully developed in premature babies, leaving it vulnerable to trauma, University of Illinois researchers found.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A neonatal nurse has designed a diary to help families keep track of their babies ’ progress after her own son was born prematurely.
Source: Nursing Times - Category: Nursing Source Type: news
Publication date: February 2018 Source:Epilepsy & Behavior, Volume 79 Author(s): Jawad Laadraoui, Kenza Bezza, Zineb El Gabbas, Fatimazahra Marhoume, El Mehdi Wakrim, Hind Ferehan, Rachida Aboufatima, Zahra Sokar, Najib Kissani, Abderrahman Chait Tobacco smoking is considered the greatest risk factor for early death caused by noncommunicable diseases. Currently, there are more than one billion tobacco smokers in the world predisposed to many diseases including heart attack, stroke, cancer, and premature birth or birth defects related to the consumption of cigarettes. However, studies on the association between tobacco...
Source: Epilepsy and Behavior - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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