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2014-09-22 00:21:20

Midwest families, including patients treated while still in the womb, reunite with their Pennsylvania doctors and nurses CHICAGO, Sept. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) brought together a unique community of families from across the Midwest: all former CHOP patients who traveled to Pennsylvania and either underwent fetal surgery to treat conditions before birth, or needed specialized care or...

2014-08-31 23:01:08

Twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome awareness nights to be held with the St. Louis Cardinals and at University City Market Pub House St. Louis (PRWEB) August 31, 2014 Twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS) almost took the lives of identical twins Aiden and Blake Colp before they were born, but an innovative fetal surgery at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute gave them the chance at life. Now, their parents David and Theresa Colp want to build awareness about TTTS and the life-saving...

2014-07-23 23:06:03

Nearly 1,000 Mothers and Babies Cared for and More Than 300 Fetal Surgeries Performed Saint Louis (PRWEB) July 23, 2014 Five years ago, when the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute opened its doors there were few options for babies diagnosed with a medical condition before birth. They had to wait for delivery, or travel across the country for innovative fetal therapies. Since then, nearly 1,000 families have chosen the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute to care for their babies in the womb,...

2014-06-25 08:30:37

This first-of-its-kind program brings together the deepest expertise to protect prenatal brain development in children with congenital heart defects PHILADELPHIA, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) today launched the Fetal Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity Program. Building on growing evidence of the interaction of heart disease and brain development in the fetus, this Program will systematically investigate innovative therapies...

2014-06-03 23:02:04

Surgery before birth increases chances of walking after birth, decreases probability of brain damage. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 Since May 2011 the team at the SSM St. Louis Fetal Care Institute has given 34 babies with Myelomeningocele a better chance to walk, and decreased the risk of brain damage with an innovative fetal surgery, before the babies were born. Myelomeningocele, the most severe form of spina bifida can cause irreversible paralysis and brain damage before birth....

2014-05-23 23:04:05

Emanuel (Mike) Vlastos, MD and team plan to use biopsy results to determine if cervical cerclage is beneficial for pregnant women with cervical insufficiency. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 It is thought that as many of one-quarter of all second trimester miscarriages are caused by cervical incompetence, which is when a pregnant woman’s cervix begins to dilate and thin before the pregnancy reaches term, resulting in premature birth. A cervical cerclage (a procedure that stiches the...

2014-02-04 23:22:28

The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is now one of 28 medical centers in the United States and Canada to become a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTnet), which provides a system to foster collaborative research and develop fetal interventions to improve outcomes for babies diagnosed with fetal anomalies. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 “The advanced fetal care and treatment provided by centers such as ours is a relatively new area of medicine. This ability...

2013-04-29 23:02:42

Surgery is the 22nd fetal myelomeningocele repair conducted at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 29, 2013 A better chance of walking, along with reduced brain and nerve damage, is what doctors at the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute are working toward for babies with the most severe from of spina bifida, myelomeningocele. Myelomeningocele is caused when the back´s bones do not close over to protect the spinal cord. It can cause paralysis and brain damage...

2013-04-19 23:03:30

Families to come together with St. Louis Fetal Care Institute Saturday to build awareness about a birth anomaly that impacts thousands of babies born each year. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 19, 2013 More than 1,600 babies born with Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) every year in the U.S. fight to take their first breath. With the contents of their abdomen creeping into their chests through a hole in the diaphragm, their lungs don´t have the chance to develop properly, making it...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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