Watch: Most premature baby to survive was born nearly 19 weeks early

An Alabama boy born nearly 19 weeks before his due date has been dubbed the world's most premature baby to survive by Guinness World Records.
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Edinburgh study of nearly 90,000 mothers-to-be shows unvaccinated pregnant women are four times as likely to have a extended perinatal death and twice as likely to have a premature birth.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Biol Reprod. 2022 Jan 12:ioac003. doi: 10.1093/biolre/ioac003. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOpioid drugs are analgesics increasingly being prescribed to control pain associated with a wide range of causes. Usage of pregnant women has dramatically increased in the past decades. Neonates born to these women are at risk for neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS, also referred termed neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, NOWS). Negative birth outcomes linked with maternal opioid use disorder include compromised fetal growth, premature birth, reduced birthweight, and congenital defects. Such infants require lengthier hospital stays...
Source: Biology of Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: Women born preterm, LBW, or SGA have an increased risk of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia. The course of the mother's own birth might be used to identify women at risk of gestational hypertension and preeclampsia.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: REVIEWS Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Implementation of kangaroo mother care interventions is feasible in low-resource settings. Such care has the potential to reduce mortality among low-birth-weight and premature babies. Challenges include low coverage, expanding the programme to the community and strengthening the monitoring system.PMID:35017753 | PMC:PMC8722624 | DOI:10.2471/BLT.20.284158
Source: Bulletin of the World Health Organization - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Preterm birth affects 1 in 10 pregnancies worldwide, with increasing survival rates over the last 30 years. However, as this new generation of long-term survivors approaches middle age, recent studies have revealed increased cardiovascular risk factors and higher rates of ischaemic heart disease and heart failure. Cardiovascular imaging has identified smaller cardiac chamber size, changes in myocardial mass and impaired ventricular function, particularly under physiological stress. Accordingly, this population should be recognised as having a higher risk of heart failure as they age. In this review, we present current evid...
Source: Heart - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Review articles Reviews Source Type: research
Women who were vaccinated while pregnant were at no greater risk of delivering prematurely, nor of having small babies.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Vaccination and Immunization Pregnancy and Childbirth Coronavirus Risks and Safety Concerns Premature Babies Women and Girls Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Kaiser Permanente Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: The course of acromegaly disease and the time of pregnancy diagnosis may prompt suitable drug and treatment regimes. We administered effective and safe somatostatin analogues treatment during gestation and breastfeeding which was safe for both mother and baby.PMID:34969186
Source: Neuroendocrinology Letters - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Introduction Thyroid disorders are commonly concomitant with premature birth; however, indications to start therapy remain unclear due to lack of gestational age-specific reference ranges and thyroid ultrasound nomograms. We aim to evaluate the age-specific correlation between circulating free thyroxine (FT4) and thyrotropin stimulating hormone (TSH) levels and ultrasound thyroid volume to assist identify infants requiring thyroid hormone replacement therapy. Methods and analysis This is an observational, prospective, single-centre study that will include 200 preterm infants born between 24 and 32 weeks of gestational age...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Paediatrics Source Type: research
Br J Nutr. 2021 Dec 29:1-26. doi: 10.1017/S0007114521005146. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTEarly life nutrition fundamentally influences neonatal development and health. Human milk oligosaccharides (HMOs) are key components of breast milk, but not standard infant formula that support establishment of the newborn gut microbiota. Using an artificial rearing system, our objective was to test the effect of two HMOs on whole body and organ growth, adiposity, glucose tolerance, and fecal microbiota in young rat pups. From postnatal day 4 to 21, Sprague Dawley rats were randomized to receive one of: 1) CTR (rat milk substitute); ...
Source: The British Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Authors: Source Type: research
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