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2011-08-15 06:38:37

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- As a noninvasive method of determining the sex of a fetus, tests using cell-free fetal DNA obtained from the mother's blood after 7 weeks gestation performed well, while urine-based tests appear to be unreliable, according to this study. Noninvasive prenatal determination of fetal sex could provide an important alternative to invasive cytogenetic determination, which is currently the gold standard for determining sex and single-gene disorders. Amniocentesis has small but...

2011-07-06 15:28:35

In the first study, French scientists looked at neonatal outcome in terms of mode of delivery, gestational age, preterm birth rate (less than 37 weeks of gestation), mean child measurements, low birth weight (less than 2,500g) and perinatal mortality. When comparing the cryo singletons to the fresh cohort, the scientists showed that mean birth weight, mean height and head circumference were lower in the fresh population. The mean birth weight of the cryo babies was 102g higher compared to the...

2011-06-27 00:00:29

Over 200 children treated before they were born by CHOP's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, and their families, gathered to celebrate 15 years of Hope. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect that had potentially devastating outcomes. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects either underwent fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or...

2011-06-26 18:01:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Over 1000 people gathered today to celebrate at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) for the 15th Annual Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment Fetal Family Reunion. The reunion brings together a unique community of families who have shared similar struggles. Nearly all of the children in attendance were prenatally diagnosed with a birth defect, like congenital diaphragmatic hernia, spina bifida, congenital heart disease or...

2011-06-25 00:00:32

Since June of 2008 more than 750 babies have been delivered in the Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) June 23, 2011 This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and...

2011-06-23 07:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month marks the third anniversary of the opening of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's (CHOP) Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit, the world's first birth facility exclusively for mothers carrying babies with known birth defects like spina bifida and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Babies diagnosed with these birth defects will either undergo fetal surgery to treat the condition before birth or need immediate specialized care after...

2011-06-22 06:00:00

HOUSTON, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from Texas Children's Fetal Center published a study that appears in volume 46 (pages 808-813) of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery documenting the survival advantage of patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) who underwent prenatal evaluation with protocol-based prenatal management at its fetal center. The study is a comprehensive look at high-risk CDH cases and demonstrates that, thanks to advancements in fetal medicine,...

2011-06-16 13:05:48

Researchers at the University of Granada have proved that this method helps to reduce caesarean rate in women in labour with cardiotocographic recordings (CTG) compatible with the risk of loss of fetal wellbeing, and presents more advantages than pulse oximetry. This study was conducted with 180 women in labour who were admitted to the dilation area of the University Hospital Virgen de las Nieves in Granada, Spain. University of Granada researchers have proved that fetal electrocardiogram...

2011-06-03 12:13:28

Surprisingly, eating a fatty diet has negative consequences regardless of whether the mother is obese or slender Eating a high-fat diet during pregnancy increases the chance of stillbirth, according to new research at Oregon Health & Science University. The new data show eating a typical American diet, which is high in fat, decreases blood flow from the mother to the placenta, the temporary organ that nourishes the unborn fetus. Prior to this study, exactly how a fatty diet contributes to...

2011-06-02 12:59:34

Researchers investigating the foetal origins of chronic disease have discovered that combinations of a mother's body size and the shape and size of her baby's placenta can predict heart disease in men in later life. The research is published online today in the European Heart Journal. Professor David Barker and colleagues studied 6975 men born in Helsinki (Finland) between 1934-1944 "“ a time when not only was the babies' size at birth recorded but also the size of the placental...


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