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Latest Maternal-fetal medicine Stories

2013-06-06 12:27:42

Kaiser Permanente study shows leading cause of infant illness and preterm birth affects 1 in 20 pregnant women; Increases highest among Hispanic and Asian women PASADENA, Calif., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The incidence of chorioamnionitis -- an infection of the amniotic fluid, fetal membranes and placental tissues, and one of the most frequent causes of preterm birth and infant illness -- more than doubled between 1995 and 2010, according to a Kaiser Permanente Southern California...

2013-06-06 08:29:13

The world's most experienced fetal diagnosis and therapy team hits record-breaking milestone PHILADELPHIA, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seventeen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries - highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

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...

2013-04-04 20:21:11

National Institutes of Health validates company's perinatal technology PRINCETON, N.J., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its strong momentum from better than anticipated earnings in 2012, PeriGen, the global leader in applying real-time clinical decision support to perinatal systems, announced that it received significant industry recognition, raised $6.4 million in funding, achieved record bookings and expanded its senior management team in the first quarter of 2013....

2013-04-01 23:00:58

Fetal surgery, or surgery on a baby before it is born, is an emerging medical field, giving babies who may not survive a chance at life. Currently, there are limited fetal surgery options in the Chicago area; doctors from the St. Louis Fetal Care Institute, in St. Louis are hoping to change this. St Louis, MO (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Fetal surgery, or surgery on a baby before it is born, is an emerging medical field. This highly specialized area can give babies who may not survive a chance at...

2013-02-15 20:21:19

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today presented data demonstrating its approach to detect aneuploidies in maternal blood from multiple gestation pregnancies. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120425/SF94380LOGO) Contrary to previous study findings by other investigators, this study demonstrated that each fetus in twin pregnancies contributes approximately 50 percent less...

2013-02-14 12:25:24

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., the global leader in applying real-time clinical decision support to perinatal systems, announced today that it has appointed Thomas J.Garite MD as Chief Clinical Officer, effective immediately. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110512/PH01144LOGO ) A specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, in addition to his work with PeriGen and its clients, Thomas J. Garite, MD, holds three positions...

2013-02-14 00:21:42

March of Dimes Award Abstract at SMFM Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 33(rd) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting(TM), researchers will report findings that suggest that 17P, a form of progesterone, is not effective in preventing preterm birth among women with twin pregnancies -- and may possibly be harmful. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) While...

2013-02-11 15:14:00

In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest comprehensive maternal hemorrhage protocols reduce utilization of blood products and improve patient safety. A study performed at Dignity Health, the fifth largest health care system in the United States with 31 obstetrical units, showed that the implementation of a...

2013-02-11 15:11:59

In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest shifting from a traditional model of obstetrical care to a laborist model improves pregnancy outcomes. The "laborist" concept has been around for nearly a decade. In this model, obstetricians provide 24-hour a day on-site staffing of labor units. While it has been...