The eye of the beholder: Periviable outcomes in Iowa

This study captured the attention of the lay press that subsequently reported the commitment to active management at the University of Iowa and highlighted the case of a healthy outcome of an infant born at 22 weeks of gestation at that center (Belluck P. Premature babies may survive at 22 weeks if treated, study finds.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research

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Knitters from all over the world are helping premature babies be more comfortable in hospital.
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UC Davis Health and Adventist Health are strengthening their ties with a new partnership to care for premature babies born in Marysville ’s Rideout Memorial Hospital. UC Davis Health is sending more doctors to staff the neonatal intensive care unit at Rideout, which cares for newborns. The new partnership will see UC Davis Health send one full-time neonatologist to Rideout, as well as another neonatologist who will serve as medi cal director of the hospital's neonatal intensive care unit. UC Davis…
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According to a study published in theAmerican Journal of Pathology, adrenomeduillin hormone therapy may help treat premature babies with lung damage.Science Codex
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CONCLUSIONS: Based on the findings, we recommend multicomponent interventions to train healthcare providers, address systemic barriers and involve family members to support IFA supplement adherence and dietary changes. Future research will determine which strategies are most effective to reduce the burden of anaemia in India among pregnant and lactating women. PMID: 32090721 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Public Health Nutrition - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research
Macrolide antibiotics could raise risk of birth defects Related items fromOnMedica Premature births linked to bacterial changes in vagina Tdap vaccination in pregnancy not linked to birth defects Poor asthma control in pregnancy linked to serious adverse outcomes TV programme overstates antidepressant risk during pregnancy SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension
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miano AE, Sánchez-Margalet V Abstract Water is the major component of cells and tissues. The fetal body consists of about 70-90% water and its fluid balance is dependent on the mother. In fact, abortion, premature birth, amniotic fluid volume abnormality, malformation and fetal growth restrictions might result when the homeostasis of the maternal-fetal fluid exchange is disrupted. Thus, maternal-fetal fluid balance is critical during pregnancy. In this sense, several mechanisms, including aquaporins (AQPs) have been reported to play important roles in maternal-fetal fluid balance. AQPs are small membrane pr...
Source: Vitamins and Hormones - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Vitam Horm Source Type: research
Researchers have gained understanding of a complex biological process that stimulates production of alveolar in the lungs of babies -- without which, premature infants are more susceptible to microbial infections.
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(Karolinska Institutet) Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques including IVF have a somewhat higher mortality risk during their first weeks of life than children conceived naturally, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. The researchers link the increased risk to a higher degree of premature births in IVF children and emphasize that the risk of infant mortality is still very small for both groups.
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Abstract Junior doctors used to pass on dog-eared pocket notebooks with helpful phone numbers, Mr X and Y's patient care preferences for anti-convulsants, induction timing or catheter size. We had to check the boss's wishes; certainly not the evidence or patients' view! Surely, despite plausible explanations, one intervention or other might achieve better outcomes? Why did the Great Man refuse 'his patients' to be prescribed steroids in premature labour, for example? That issue was settled from laboratory science to bedside RCTs long before practice changed (Crowley BJOG. 2003 Apr;110 Suppl 20:77-8) resulting in m...
Source: BJOG : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: BJOG Source Type: research
Different charts are used to assess premature growth. The Fenton chart, based on prenatal growth, has been used in the neonates ’ intensive care unit (NICU) of the Notre Dame des Secours University Hospital to ...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
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