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2011-08-25 12:26:04

In a long-running randomized study of over 3,000 preterm infants, those whose care included the Heart Rate Observation System, or HeRO® monitor, experienced greater than 20 percent reduced mortality, effectively saving one infant's life for every 48 who were monitored. The results of this multicenter study of the HeRO monitor, co-sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and Medical Predictive Science Corporation (MPSC), appear in The Journal of Pediatrics. HeRO is a pioneering...

2011-07-05 12:59:05

Withdrawal of life-sustaining support and withholding lifesaving measures (such as CPR) appear to be the primary modes of infant deaths in a neonatal intensive care unit, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Currently, most childhood deaths in the United States occur during the neonatal period and most neonatal deaths follow a decision to withhold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment," the authors...

2011-02-11 14:16:17

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that despite fetal pulmonary maturity, babies delivered at between 36 to 38 weeks, still have a significantly increased risk of neonatal morbidities. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists recommends that fetal pulmonary maturity be documented for scheduled...

2010-07-02 16:09:48

According to new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology About 1 in 200 women in the US delivers her baby at home, with approximately 75% of these low-risk, single-baby births planned in advance as home deliveries. In a study published online today by the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology (AJOG), researchers from Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, analyzed the results of multiple studies from around the world. They report that less medical...

2010-04-07 07:00:00

TELFORD, Pa., April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched today, Babyfirst.com is a new single destination where neonatal doctors and nurses can exchange information and experiences online - across a range of neonatal care specialties. With content populated by clinicians and renowned experts, the Web site also offers parents and families of premature babies a trusted resource to gain a better understanding of what they can expect in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) - with insight into common...

2010-02-10 16:01:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Feb. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family history, infection and stress all may play a role in raising a woman's risk of having a premature baby - but they don't fully explain why some women give birth too soon and others don't, according to a review article published today in the New England Journal of Medicine. Only if scientists of all disciplines work together and share information - databases, biological samples and new perspectives - will the research community...

2009-07-07 06:00:00

HOUSTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Lu-Ann Papile, M.D., FAAP, the director of Developmental Care and Follow-up at Texas Children's Hospital and professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, has been appointed chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Committee on Fetus and Newborn. Dr. Papile assumed the role on July 1st and will oversee the committee for four years. Dr. Papile will succeed Ann Stark, M.D., FAAP, chief of Neonatology at Texas Children's Hospital and professor...

2009-06-08 07:57:55

 New research may offer hope for extremely preterm infants. Advances in medical interventions have resulted in higher survival rates for extremely preterm infants.In a study of more than 1,000 extremely preterm infants born in Sweden, researchers found encouraging data on live birth and survival rates. Researchers say improvements in perinatal "“ the period shortly before and after birth "“ medicine have increased infant survival rates so that neonatal "“ the first four...

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2009-04-28 07:57:49

New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics should eliminate one of the many stresses of bringing a preterm or low birth weight infant home from the hospital. The new AAP clinical report, "Safe Transportation of Preterm and Low Birth Weight Infants at Hospital Discharge," co-authored by Marilyn J. Bull, M.D., and William A. Engle, M.D., of Indiana University School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children, provides guidelines for secure transport and also advises parents that...

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2009-03-30 13:55:44

A new study released on Monday said that babies born just a few weeks premature are more likely to have developmental and behavior problems and various other health issues than those who are born on schedule, Reuters reported. Late preterm babies born between 34 and 37 weeks gestation were never considered at-risk until recently, yet several new studies have shown they are more likely to have to return to the hospital because of problems breathing or with modulating their blood sugar or body...


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