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2011-04-26 13:34:57

A study performed by University of Kentucky researchers shows promise for the use of azithromycin in treating Ureaplasma-colonized or infected premature infants to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The study, published in Pediatric Pulmonology, showed subjects colonized or infected with the Ureaplasma bacteria developed BPD or died 73 percent of the time in the azithromycin-treated group, compared to 94 percent of the time in the placebo group. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic...

2011-01-05 07:30:00

CLINTON, N.J., Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikaria, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted INOMAX® (nitric oxide) for inhalation an additional six months of marketing exclusivity, known as "pediatric exclusivity." The action extends exclusivity for INOMAX from January 2013 to July 2013. This decision was based on data submitted from three clinical trials of INOMAX in pre-term infants at risk for bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD),...

2010-06-02 21:01:34

A national study involving a UT Southwestern Medical Center neonatologist provides new insight into how much oxygen preterm infants should receive as well as the optimal way to deliver it to them. Researchers at UT Southwestern and 19 other academic medical centers found that the use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), which blows air through an infant's nostrils to gently inflate the lungs, might be a better option for preterm infants than the more conventional ventilator and...

2010-03-01 07:00:00

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1 /PRNewswire/ -- New research published in the March issue of Pediatrics shows that long-term quality improvement efforts are associated with sustained improvement in outcome and survival for very low birth weight infants, or "micro preemies," treated in neonatal intensive care units (NICU) in a quality improvement collaborative (QIC). The study defined low birth weight infants as those who weigh between 501 and 1,500 grams (less than 3 pounds, 5...

2009-03-12 14:15:17

A U.S. study of primates suggests estrogen might become a new postnatal therapy to improve lung function and other outcomes in preterm infants. University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Professor Philip Shaul, the study's senior author, said the research was conducted at the Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research Primate Center in San Antonio. Ironically, a hormone that has received great attention as a potential means to optimize the health of older women may be a beneficial...

2009-03-12 13:48:23

Estrogen may be a new postnatal therapy to improve lung function and other outcomes in preterm infants, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in an animal study. "Ironically, a hormone that has received great attention as a potential means to optimize the health of older women may be a beneficial treatment for humans during the earliest stages of life," said Dr. Philip Shaul, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern and the study's senior author. The study, conducted in...

2008-07-02 06:00:14

By Narang, Indra Rosenthal, Mark; Cremonesini, David; Silverman, Mike; Bush, Andrew Rationale: There are limited longitudinal data about respiratory morbidity and lung function after preterm birth into adulthood. Objectives: To determine the evolution of respiratory symptoms, spirometry, and airway hyperresponsiveness of ex-preterm subjects from childhood into adulthood. Methods: Ex-preterm subjects (median birth weight, 1,440 g; median gestation, 31.5 wk), recruited at birth (not treated...

2006-07-27 08:07:30

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Letting some premature babies inhale small amounts of nitric oxide may prevent a potentially fatal lung disease known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, two studies showed on Wednesday. Thousands of babies are born each year in the United States with lungs too immature to properly mix inhaled air with blood so that the oxygen can be pumped to the cells of the body. Progress in fighting the problem, which can cause brain damage, has been limited. The...

2006-07-26 16:08:18

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Letting some premature babies inhale small amounts of nitric oxide may prevent a potentially fatal lung disease known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, two studies showed on Wednesday. Thousands of babies are born each year in the United States with lungs too immature to properly mix inhaled air with blood so that the oxygen can be pumped to the cells of the body. Progress in fighting the problem, which can cause brain damage, has been limited. The...

2006-07-26 16:07:05

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Letting some premature babies inhale small amounts of nitric oxide may prevent a potentially fatal lung disease known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, two studies showed on Wednesday. Thousands of babies are born each year in the United States with lungs too immature to properly mix inhaled air with blood so that the oxygen can be pumped to the cells of the body. Progress in fighting the problem, which can cause brain damage, has been limited. The...


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