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2008-10-09 09:00:05

By KAREN KAPLAN By Karen Kaplan Los Angeles Times Scientists have converted cells from human testes into stem cells that grew into muscle, nerve cells and other kinds of tissue, according to a study published Wednesday in the online edition of Nature. The stem cells offer another potential alternative to embryonic stem cells for researchers who aim to treat diseases such as diabetes and Parkinson's by replacing damaged or malfunctioning cells with custom-grown replacements....

2008-08-27 00:00:03

By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON - Infections may play a bigger role in premature birth than doctors have thought, says a new study that found almost one in seven women in preterm labor harbored bacteria or fungi in their amniotic fluid. It's a small study, and it doesn't prove that the germs triggered the early labor. But Monday's research used specialized molecular testing to uncover microbes that ordinary methods miss, and thus uncovered more women with simmering infections than...

2008-08-26 09:00:09

By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Infections may play a bigger role in premature birth than doctors have thought, says a new study that found almost one in seven women in preterm labor harbored bacteria or fungi in their amniotic fluid. It's a small study, and it doesn't prove that the germs triggered the early labor. But Monday's research used specialized molecular testing to uncover microbes that ordinary methods miss and thus uncovered more women with simmering...

2008-08-26 00:00:38

Previously unrecognized and unidentified infections of amniotic fluid may be a significant cause of premature birth, according to researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. An analysis of amniotic fluid from women in preterm labor indicated that 15 percent of the fluid samples harbored bacteria or fungi -- an increase of 50 percent over previous estimates. The heavier the burden of infection, the more likely the women were to deliver younger, sicker infants. "If we...

2008-08-12 15:01:12

AmniScreen(TM) (NYSE:BRL) is the first and only FDA-approved at-home screening test for amniotic fluid leakage during pregnancy, a condition that may lead to serious complications such as infection and preterm labor. AmniScreen(TM) is now available by prescription only and can be purchased in retail pharmacies. AmniScreen(TM) is a panty liner test that offers the convenience of at-home screening for pregnant women who experience unexplained vaginal wetness. One AmniScreen(TM) test kit...

2008-07-17 12:01:18

Highlights of a fetal laser surgery for twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) will be shown from Tampa General Hospital on the Internet on August 20, 2008 at 4 P.M. EDT. TTTS affects 10 to 15 percent of identical-twin pregnancies and is the result of abnormal blood exchange between identical twins through a common placenta. The larger of the twins, or recipient, is surrounded by too much amniotic fluid and in danger of heart failure as its body tries to pump the overwhelming volume of...

2008-02-21 15:01:10

MONTVALE, N.J., Feb. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced the launch of AmniScreen(TM), the first and only FDA-approved at-home screening test for amniotic fluid leakage during pregnancy. AmniScreen is a prescription-only panty liner device that includes a proprietary polymer-coated polyester strip designed to detect amniotic fluid leakage, which could indicate a potential problem with a pregnancy. Barr's proprietary subsidiary, Duramed Pharmaceuticals,...

2008-02-20 12:00:00

You might think that life begins, well, when you're born - that's just logical, isn't it? But even though we count our age from the day we arrive, kicking and screaming into the world, it is actually in the womb that we begin to develop our likes and dislikes. And according to a leading midwife, the taste of avocado and the soothing voice of Cerys Matthews are two of the things unborn babies commonly enjoy. Although there is no hard scientific research to back up her claims - yet - Helen...

2007-09-20 06:00:00

By Getahun, Darios Ananth, Cande V; Oyelese, Yinka; Peltier, Morgan R; Et al Abstract Objective. To examine whether acute and chronic respiratory diseases are associated with an increased risk of spontaneous premature rupture of the membranes (PROM). Methods. We used the 1993-2004 National Hospital Discharge Survey data of singleton deliveries in the USA (N = 41 250 539). The International Classification of Diseases Ninth Revision was utilized to identify acute (acute upper respiratory...

2007-06-07 06:00:14

By Skrablin, Snjezana; Lovric, Helena; Banovic, Vladimir; Kralik, Saska; Et al Abstract Objective. To investigate whether maternal serum interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1/ (IL- 1/i) and high sensitive C-reactive protein (CRP) could be used as markers of tocolysis failure and adverse neonatal outcome in pregnancies with preterm labor (PL). Methods. Forty-seven maternal blood samples taken because of PL at admission and delivery were analyzed. Control samples were taken from 20 gravidas...


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2011-04-28 17:02:45

Labor Induction is a process of giving an artificial start to birth with medical intervention or other methods. When an induction is not performed for emergency or other medical reasons, the method is considered an elective process. The decision to induce labor has increased in recent years due to its convenience or because it easily accommodates busy schedules. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, however, say that labor should only be induced when it is more risky...

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