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Eight-week-old baby dies of sepsis in Dudley
Emma George, 24, had taken Felicity to a hospital urgent care centre in Dudley after the baby, who had been born premature, had a temperature, was not feeding and was becoming difficult to rouse. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Survival of premature babies more likely now than in mid-1990s, study shows
Babies born before the 37th week of pregnancy are also less likely to have severe disabilities, although some risk of delayed development remainsPremature babies born in recent years are more likely to survive and less likely to have severe disabilities than those born in the mid-1990s, research has revealed.According to the World Health Organisation, around 15 million babies worldwide are born before the 37th week of pregnancy every year, with premature babies at higher risk of severe disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, as well as a greater chance ofdelayed development of language and motor skills.Continue reading... (S...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 17, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Premature birth Society Health Children Source Type: news

Premature baby survival rates are improving
Risk of developmental delay remains high, study suggests Related items fromOnMedica Neonatal staff shortage warning Poor teamwork and monitoring contributed to neonatal deaths Experts query treatment of mild hypothyroidism in pregnancy Short or long pregnancy intervals linked to heightened risk of premature birth Cervical suture thread thickness linked to premature birth and womb death risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 17, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Down syndrome: Reimagining what ’s possible
Photo credit: Nicole Starr I first met Ella Gray Cullen in the Advanced Fetal Care Center (AFCC) of Boston Children’s Hospital, shortly after she had received a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome. Like many parents expecting babies with conditions that can be diagnosed prenatally, she wanted to know more. We talked about the additional medical screenings that would be recommended for her daughter to evaluate for cardiac defects and other conditions that are more common in children with Down syndrome. We discussed the developmental supports through Early Intervention and school that would be available to help her dau...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 16, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Dr. Emily Jean Davidson Tags: Our Patients’ Stories Parenting Advanced Fetal Care Center Breastfeeding Down syndrome Emily Davidson Source Type: news

Uganda: Neonatal Death Rate On the Rise
[Observer] More young mothers are increasingly failing to take care of their newborns, which has led to an increase in cases of neonatal mortality in Uganda, warns medical experts. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - August 16, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum
(Children's National Health System) Premature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team led by Children's National Health System clinician-researchers report Aug. 15, 2017, in Scientific Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 15, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reports that antibacterials in pregnancy are 'harmful' unfounded
Conclusion This experimental study in mice demonstrates the ability of TCC, a substance found in some antibacterial soaps, to transfer from mother to baby across the placenta and through breast milk. Moreover, this had signs of developmental effects on new-born mice, reducing brain size. It also increased body weight, which was associated with poorer fat metabolism in the female mice. This research adds to the body of research suggesting that triclocarban, like the antiseptic triclosan, has potentially harmful effects and should not be used in consumer products. However, the study was carried out on mice and they are ...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Parents Can Have Good QOL When Preemies Are Grownups Parents Can Have Good QOL When Preemies Are Grownups
Even though parents of premature babies may be more stressed than other parents when their kids are young, their quality of life is similar to that of other parents by the time children are grown, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study
When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-termSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Premature Babies (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study
FRIDAY, Aug. 11, 2017 -- The early life of a very premature baby can be a hectic and stressful time for parents. But once the child is grown, parents are as satisfied with life as those whose babies were born at full term, new European research... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 11, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

National maternity and perinatal audit 2017
This report finds that there have been improvements in maternity services with a large increase in midwife-led units co-located with obstetric units and increasing birthplace choice for pregnant women. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 11, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Michael Teitell named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Michael Teitell, a renowned molecular immunologist and biochemist, has been named director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center and president of the Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation.Teitell, who was chosen after a national search, has been a member of the faculty at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA since 1999. He is the Latta Endowed Professor of Pathology and holds joint appointments in the departments of pediatrics and bioengineering. He serves currently as chief of the division of pediatric and neonatal pathology, with board certification in anatomic, clinical and pediatric pathology.His appoin...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - August 10, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Parents can have good quality of life when preemies are grownups
(Reuters Health) - Even though parents of premature babies may be more stressed out than other parents when their kids are young, their quality of life is similar to that of other parents by the time children are grown, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Zika Virus-Associated Neonatal Birth Defects Surveillance — Texas, January 2016–July 2017
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - August 10, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Parents of premature babies as happy as other parents by adulthood
(University of Warwick) Parents of very premature or very low birth weight babies have the same life satisfaction as parents of full-term babies, when their children reach adulthood- according to new research by the University of Warwick. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sleep disorders in pregnancy linked to preterm birth
(Reuters Health) - Women who experience sleep disorders like insomnia and apnea during pregnancy may be more likely to deliver premature babies than pregnant women who don ’t have trouble sleeping, a U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Sleep Problems in Pregnancy Tied to Premature Births
Women with insomnia were nearly twice as likely to deliver before 34 weeks gestation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Sleep Insomnia Premature Babies Pregnancy and Childbirth Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Source Type: news

Pushing past the pain: Morgan ’s journey with spina bifida
“Be glad you can use your legs now. You might not always be able to.” That’s what Morgan Gautreau was told by a neurosurgeon in Alabama six years ago, one of many doctors she had seen seeking a solution for her nearly constant back pain caused by a tethered spinal cord due to spina bifida occulta. Luckily, she and her family didn’t take his words to heart, but kept looking for help. Early surgeries Morgan’s journey with back pain began when she was in fourth grade. “I was at a Louisiana State University game and I realized my back was hurting. It just came out of the blue,” Morgan...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Nicole Nover Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Bartley Cilento Dr. Benjamin Warf Dr. Carlos Estrada Dr. Michelle Baum neonatal and congenital anomaly neurosurgery spina bifida Spina Bifida Center Spina Bifida Clinic tethered cord Source Type: news

Extreme heat linked to climate change may adversely affect pregnancy
(George Washington University) A systematic review links extreme heat exposure to changes in gestation length, birth weight, stillbirth and neonatal stress. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

In Utero Psychotropics + Opioids Up Neonatal Drug Withdrawal
Risk of withdrawal increased two - fold with in utero exposure to two or more psychotropics plus opioids (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Electrical grounding technique may improve health outcomes of NICU babies
(Penn State) A technique called 'electrical grounding' may moderate preterm infants' electromagnetic exposure in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and improve their health outcomes, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 3, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioid Plus Psychotropic Drug Use in Pregnancy Tied to Greater Risk for Neonatal Drug Withdrawal (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Concurrent prescription of psychotropic medications and opioids in pregnant women may put their infants at increased risk for neonatal drug withdrawal, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 3, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Mixing Opioids, Psychotropic Drugs Ups Neonatal Withdrawal Risk Mixing Opioids, Psychotropic Drugs Ups Neonatal Withdrawal Risk
Infants exposed to both opioids and psychotropic drugs prenatally have a 30% to 60% increased risk for neonatal withdrawal, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

The opioid epidemic and neonatal abstinence syndrome in the USA: a review of the continuum of care - Pryor JR, Maalouf FI, Krans EE, Schumacher RE, Cooper WO, Patrick SW.
As the prescription opioid epidemic grew in the USA, its impact extended to pregnant women and their infants. This review summarises how increasing rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome resulted in a need to improve care to pregnant women and opioid-expose... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 31, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Africa: Statistics South Africa Releases Report On Perinatal Deaths in South Africa
[Govt of SA] Perinatal deaths in South Africa, 2015 report (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 31, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

South Africa: Perinatal Deaths Decline in SA
[SAnews.gov.za] Perinatal deaths have declined by nearly 7% from 2014 to 2015 in South Africa. (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - July 31, 2017 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

FDA releases digital health innovation action plan
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a Digital Health Innovation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: FDA clears Agfa's Xero viewer for more applications FDA updates ChiRhoClin's pancreatic injection labeling FDA clears Aspect Imaging's neonatal MRI device FDA responds to IsoRay's GammaTile 510(k) FDA set to unveil new digital health devices initiative (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 31, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

CasMed sells non-invasive BP tech to Suntech Medical for $5m
CAS Medical System‘s (NSDQ:CASM) said yesterday it sold its non-invasive blood pressure monitoring tech portfolio for approximately $4.5 million to SunTech Medical. Through the deal, Branford, Conn.-based CasMed will be eligible for up to an additional $2 million in cash based on sales achievements through June 2019. CasMed said it will provide transition services as the portfolio is transferred to SunTech, and that SunTech would purchase related product inventory at the end of the transition period. “With the divestiture of these final non-core legacy assets, we can now direct full attention to our F...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diagnostics Mergers & Acquisitions CAS Medical Systems Inc. Source Type: news

UPDATE: Aspect Imaging wins FDA 510(k) for Embrace neonatal MRI
Updated to include comment from Aspect Imaging The FDA today granted 510(k) clearance to Aspect Imaging‘s Embrace Neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device, which it touted as the 1st MRI device specifically designed for neonatal brain and head imaging. The Embrace Neonatal MRI system is designed specifically for imaging neonatal heads, and can be used on nenonates with a head circumference of up to 38 cm and a weight between 1 and 4.5 kg, according to an FDA release. The system includes a temperature-controlled incubator which can be placed directly into the MRI system to reduce movement. “The vision of Aspec...
Source: Mass Device - July 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Aspect Imaging Source Type: news

Pregnant women exposed to pollution 'have preemies'
Scientists at New York University exposed mice at various stages of pregnancy to air pollution. The majority of those exposed in their first trimester (83 percent) had premature babies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Characterization of U.S. state laws requiring health care provider reporting of perinatal substance use - Jarlenski M, Hogan C, Bogen DL, Chang JC, Bodnar LM, van Nostrand E.
State policies pertaining to health care provider reporting of perinatal substance use have implications for provider screening and referral behavior, patients' care seeking and access to prenatal substance use disorder treatment, and pregnancy and birth o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Antibiotic guidelines in NICU improve prescription practices for vulnerable infants
(Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America) Yale University School of Medicine neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) significantly reduced the number of cases of late-onset sepsis, a leading cause of death among pre-term infants, by implementing guidelines designed to eliminate overuse of antibiotics, according to new research published in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The antibiotic stewardship guidelines reduced variability in treating common infections, improving clinical adherence to best practices. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious a...
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 27, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Study questions newer treatments to help premature babies breathe
(Reuters Health) - An analysis of extremely premature Australian babies who were tracked until their eighth birthday has concluded that the newer strategies to help preemies breathe easier while in a neonatal intensive care unit may have done more harm than good. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Experts Issue Specific Definition for Neonatal ARDS Experts Issue Specific Definition for Neonatal ARDS
Experts have issued the first specific definition for neonatal acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), the Montreux definition, with the endorsement of the European Society of Neonatal Intensive care and the European Society for Paediatric Research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Improved imaging of neonatal soft-tissue tumors can help radiologists improve patient care
(American Roentgen Ray Society) Better understanding of practical imaging techniques with regard to neonatal soft-tissue tumors can improve patient care, according to an article published in the July 2017 issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 25, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Asda withdraws own brand nappies after chemical reaction
Jordan Bartliff from South Yorkshire posted shocking pictures on Facebook showing his premature baby's red and inflamed skin after allegedly having a reaction to Asda Little Angels nappies. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Call for more specialist posts in perinatal mental health
Specialist midwives should be in post at every trust to provide vital perinatal mental health support, organisations representing health professionals have said in response to a hard-hitting new report. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 24, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Progress West Hospital adds NICU unit
Progress West Hospital has added a newborn intensive care unit to its childbirth center services. The eight-bed NICU will allow the hospital to provide care for premature babies born as early as 32 weeks. The unit is staffed by Washington University neonatologists, pediatricians and maternal-fetal medicine specialists. “We are so excited to be able to keep complicated infants and premature infants right here in St. Charles County — closer to their parents and extended families," Dr. Cassandra… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 24, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

First Neonatal MRI Device Cleared for Marketing (FREE)
By the Editors The FDA has cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging device designed for use in neonatal ICUs. The Embrace Neonatal MRI … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - July 24, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Alarming new program awards inmates 30 days credit if they agree to have a vasectomy or birth control implant
(Natural News) A Tennessee judge believes that offering permanent birth-control procedures to inmates will lessen the number of babies being born with withdrawal symptoms, otherwise known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS). Judge Benningfield admits that the controversial decision to offer a vasectomy or an implanted birth control device to inmates for reduced jail time can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paramedic, EMT, Probationary EMT Save Premature Baby
DETROIT (WXYZ) - A medic-in-training is being hailed for helping to save the life of a mother and newborn. Steven Andary, a probationary technician with the Detroit Fire Department was with paramedic James LaCroix and EMT James Basirico on June 24th when they were called to the 1900 block of E. Larned. Inside the home the found a 28-year-old mother in active labor, delivering her baby 15 weeks early. Read more... (Source: JEMS Patient Care)
Source: JEMS Patient Care - July 21, 2017 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Shelley Childers, WXYZ Tags: News Videos Patient Care Source Type: news

Rise in drug-addicted babies prompts judge's controversial solution
In the last decade, states like Tennessee have seen a ten-fold rise in the number of babies born with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA clears Aspect Imaging's neonatal MRI device
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Aspect Imaging's Embrace...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Aspect Imaging lands $30M in funding Aspect Imaging unveils new offerings at WMIC 2016 Compact MRI developer targets clinical market Aspect Imaging launches 2 compact MRIs Aspect Imaging introduces LumiQuant (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 21, 2017 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

FDA Clears First Neonatal Magnetic Resonance Imaging Device
July 20, 2017 -- Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). “Although we can use traditional MRI... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA Clears First MRI Device for Brain Imaging in Newborns FDA Clears First MRI Device for Brain Imaging in Newborns
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance for the first MRI device designed specifically for brain and head imaging in newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Aspect Imaging wins FDA 510(k) for Embrace neonatal MRI
The FDA today granted 510(k) clearance to Aspect Imaging‘s Embrace Neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device, which it touted as the 1st MRI device specifically designed for neonatal brain and head imaging. The Embrace Neonatal MRI system is designed specifically for imaging neonatal heads, and can be used on nenonates with a head circumference of up to 38 cm and a weight between 1 and 4.5 kg, according to an FDA release. The system includes a temperature-controlled incubator which can be placed directly into the MRI system to reduce movement. The system allows for urgent access to the neonates if necessary, with th...
Source: Mass Device - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Aspect Imaging Source Type: news

MRI Approved for Young Infants in Intensive Care
Device designed for neonatal brain and head imaging Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Critical Care, MRI Scans, Uncommon Infant and Newborn Problems (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

#FDA clears first #neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device https://go.usa.gov/xRjED  
#FDA clears first #neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device https://go.usa.gov/xRjED  (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - July 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: ( at FDADeviceInfo) Source Type: news

FDA clears first neonatal magnetic resonance imaging device
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration cleared the first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in neonatal intensive care units (NICU). (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - July 20, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Taking my own advice: When the professional becomes a parent
As a disability expert, my whole career has been spent giving parents advice. I’ve given advice on parenting, doctors, child development, school and resources to support them. I was confident working with families and helping them navigate the often crazy and overwhelming world of special needs. But when I was 34 weeks pregnant with my own child, I found myself on the other side of the situation. My husband and I learned that our son, Jack, would be born with a cleft palate and micrognathia, or an undeveloped lower jaw. The extent of these facial differences wouldn’t be known until he was born. We met with doct...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 20, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jennifer Ryan Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Cleft and Craniofacial Center cleft lip and palate Dr. Carolyn Rogers Dr. Cory Resnick Pierre Robin sequence Source Type: news