Latest Maternal-fetal medicine Stories

2014-01-28 04:21:06

SAN JOSE, Calif. and LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of clinical researchers from The Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine is leading a study to evaluate the implementation of cell-free DNA testing using the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test in the UK screening population of 700,000 women per year. While the Harmony test is available throughout the UK, it is being offered only through private clinics where women pay directly for the test themselves. The Harmony test...

2013-09-23 11:14:58

Determines best option for pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to help determine the best timing of delivery in preterm pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth. Preliminary results from the trial, which are published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrate better than expected health outcomes in this high-risk group of fetuses. Doctors are faced with a dilemma when deciding about the timing of...

2013-06-06 23:17:14

The world´s most experienced fetal diagnosis and fetal surgery team hits record-breaking milestone Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Eighteen 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. Approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries have been done worldwide, meaning a quarter of...

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...

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  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.