Another Possible Effect of Climate Change: More Preemie Babies

MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2019 -- Rising temperatures might help trigger premature birth, a new study finds, suggesting that global warming could deliver more " preemie " babies. Looking at 20 years of data on heat waves and birth timing across the United...
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(RMIT University) A new therapy being developed by a group of researchers from across the globe aims to see if stem cells can be used to regenerate the brain damage caused by premature birth. This brain damage is called 'encephalopathy of prematurity' (EOP). The European research project, which is called PREMSTEM, has received € 9M in funding from the European Union's prestigious Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions: Brazil has an increasing tendency for cleft lip and/or cleft palate (p=0.019), reinforcing the need to strengthen health care networks, providing adequate support for newborn with cleft lip and/or cleft palate and their families.Resumo Objetivos: analisar a tend ência e os fatores associados à presença de fissura labial e/ou fenda palatina em recém-nascidos brasileiros, a fim de verificar possíveis associações da mesma com fatores maternos, assistenciais e do recém-nascido. Métodos: estudo transversal, ecológico, envolvendo todos os nasciment...
Source: Revista Brasileira de Saude Materno Infantil - Category: Midwifery Source Type: research
In conclusion, differences in incidence and spectrum of full-term and premature births we obtained in NICU will provide diagnostic guidelines and therapeutic clues of neonatal IEMs for pediatricians.
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Prolonged neonatal oxygen exposure causes persistent aortic structural and biomechanical alterations, which was even more pronounced after recovery in normoxia. This was accompanied by a marked impairment in left ventricular function. These findings have important implications as it suggests that premature babies exposed to oxygen may be predisposed to vascular dysfunction, leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease in later life. As this affected population begins to age, there will be a critical need to identify the underlying pathophysiological mechanisms for these vascular morbidities in preterm survivors. Abs...
Source: Physiological Reports - Category: Physiology Authors: Tags: ORIGINAL RESEARCH Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Regardless of COS protocols, FET could be performed immediately after a freeze-all strategy for delaying FET failed to improve reproductive and neonatal outcomes. PMID: 31924215 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Reproductive Biology - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Reprod Biol Endocrinol Source Type: research
Intrauterine Growth Restriction (IUGR) affects 8% of newborns and increases morbidity and mortality for the offspring even during later stages of life. Single omics studies have evidenced epigenetic, genetic, and metabolic alterations in IUGR, but pathogenic mechanisms as a whole are not being fully understood. An in-depth strategy combining methylomics and transcriptomics analyses was performed on 36 placenta samples in a case-control study. Data-mining algorithms were used to combine the analysis of more than 1,200 genes found to be significantly expressed and/or methylated. We used an automated text-mining approach, usi...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
Masimo has won FDA clearance for its RD SET sensors, that feature the company’s signature Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion SET pulse oximetry, to sport much better oxygen saturation (SpO2) accuracy specs when monitoring neonatal patient...
Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Cardiology Critical Care Ophthalmology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
The objective of this study was to calculate US NNMR by gestational age for extremely preterm births between 22-27 weeks gestations.
Source: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Poster Session V Source Type: research
BOSTON (CBS) — Imagine giving birth to a premature baby and then being told you have a brain tumor. That’s what happened to a woman from Holden. But thanks to a new approach at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this new mom was able to have brain surgery and quickly return to her newborn son. At 27 weeks pregnant, Bethany Shea was diagnosed with preeclampsia and had an emergency C-section. Then she went blind. “It was a pregnancy complication due to my high blood pressure,” Bethany explained. Bethany regained her vision, but worried she had had a stroke, doctors ordered an MRI. But instead of a st...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: Antenatal transfer is an extremely stressful experience for women and their families. The provision of high quality written and verbal information, and the inclusion of women's perception of risk in the clinical decision making process will improve the experience for women and their families in NSW and the ACT. PMID: 31899149 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Women Birth - Category: Midwifery Authors: Tags: Women Birth Source Type: research
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