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Estimating Baby’s Size Gets More Accurate
2014-04-29 03:05:20

Michigan State University New Michigan State University research aims to help doctors estimate the size of newborns with a new set of birth weight measurements based on birth records from across the country. “More than 7 million records were reviewed,” said Nicole Talge, an assistant professor in MSU’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, who co-led the study which is now available in the journal Pediatrics. “Our research looked at live births in the United States...

2012-06-25 23:09:23

19 percent of stillbirths occur in fetuses under the 10th percentile of weight The tiniest and the heaviest fetuses are at much higher risk of being stillborn than those of average weight, new research has found. Fetuses who are "severely small for gestational age," or weigh below the bottom one percentile of all fetuses, disproportionately account for about six per cent of all stillbirths, according to researchers at St. Michael's Hospital. Fetuses that are "severely large for...

2012-06-16 00:36:57

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is the second most common cause of childhood blindness in the United States, occurring in half of premature infants born earlier than or at 28 weeks gestational age. The condition is caused by abnormal blood vessel development in the retina of the eye. ROP risk increases with decreasing gestational age. A study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) suggests that the antioxidant, rhSOD (recombinant human Cu/Zn superoxide dismutase), reduces...

2012-03-27 01:06:35

Late gestation is a busy time for babies getting ready for life outside the womb, particularly for functions critical to life such as breathing and maintaining an adequate heartbeat. These two functions are connected in mature infants and healthy people throughout life, so measuring their level of connectedness can give doctors a cue about whether an infant is ready to head home or needs to remain in the care of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). Current methods to analyze this...

2012-02-10 22:37:28

Research conducted at Yale School of Medicine shows that a cesarean (C-section) delivery, which was thought to be harmless, is associated with breathing problems in preterm babies who are small for gestational age. The study was presented at the 32nd Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Meeting in Dallas, Texas by Heather Lipkind, M.D., assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine, and co-author Erika...

2011-12-29 06:31:07

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In 1989, Madeline Mann became the world's smallest surviving baby after she was born at Loyola University Medical Center. She weighed 280 g. (9.9 oz.) -- about the size of an iPhone. In 2004. Rumaisa Rahmam set a Guinness World Record after she was born at Loyola, weighing 260 g. (9.2 oz.). Remarkably, Madeline and Rumaisa both have normal motor and language development. Rumaisa remains the world's smallest surviving baby, and Madeline now is the world's fourth...

2011-05-18 13:06:51

In this week's PLoS Medicine, Riitta Luoto and colleagues from the UKK Institute for Health Promotion Research, and University of Tampere, Finland, evaluate whether lifestyle interventions can reduce the risk of high birthweight babies and gestational diabetes amongst pregnant women at high risk for these outcomes. They report the results of a cluster randomized trial in which groups of maternity clinics in 14 municipalities in Finland were randomized to an intervention. The intervention...

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2010-07-30 15:34:00

A new study suggests that pregnant women with a history of pregnancy-related diabetes have a good chance of developing the condition again. The researchers found that the risk of having gestational diabetes during a future pregnancy increase with each previously affected one.  Gestational diabetes typically occurs during late pregnancy and is known by high blood sugar that results from the body's impaired use of insulin.  Although it rarely causes birth defects, complications can...

2010-07-12 12:42:18

Hispanics and Asian Pacific Islanders have a higher risk of GDM recurrence There is an increased risk of recurring gestational diabetes in pregnant women who developed gestational diabetes during their first and second pregnancies, according to a Kaiser Permanente study appearing online in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The study of 65,132 women found that compared to women without gestational diabetes in their first and second pregnancies, women who developed gestational...


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