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Latest Maternal-fetal medicine Stories

2013-02-11 15:08:18

In a study to be presented on February 15 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, California, researchers from Tufts Medical Center will present findings showing the effects of maternal obesity on a fetus, specifically in the development of the brain. The study, conducted at the Mother Infant Research Institute (MIRI) at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, Mass., looked at the fetal development of 16...

2013-02-11 15:05:00

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing racial and ethnic disparities exist for adverse obstetric outcomes. In his study Dr. William Grobman of Northwestern University, presenting for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, studied 115,502 women over a...

2013-02-11 15:03:59

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing the effectiveness of preemptive treatment for hyperemesis gravidarum and severe morning sickness. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of morning sickness which effects one in 50 pregnant women. HG is marked by persistent nausea and vomiting, and can begin...

2013-01-29 12:24:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The sixth edition of the nation's leading obstetrics textbook, Obstetrics: Normal and Problem Pregnancies has been released. Drs. Steven G. Gabbe and Mark B. Landon of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center led the textbook's revision, which now includes new coverage of fetal origins of adult disease, evidence-based medicine, quality assessment, nutrition and global obstetric practices, as well as a redesigned format that allows...

2013-01-15 12:27:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., the global leader in applying real-time clinical decision support to perinatal systems, today announced the results of an independent validation study on fetal strip interpretation favorably comparing PeriGen PeriCALM® Patterns software with the findings of three experts from the National Institute of Health (NIH). The FDA-cleared fetal strip interpretation technology is a component of the company's perinatal central...

2013-01-10 12:23:19

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Jan. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verinata Health, Inc., a privately-held company dedicated to maternal and fetal health, today announced that its proprietary prenatal technology can detect fetal subchromosomal abnormalities non-invasively from maternal blood. These proof-of-concept data show that Verinata's proprietary approach together with deep massively parallel sequencing (MPS) is able to produce a non-invasive fetal karyotype equivalent to that provided by invasive...

2012-11-21 08:23:15

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative diagnostic testing and genetic analysis solutions, today announced that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Genetics and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Publications Committee issued a joint Committee Opinion on November 20, 2012, recommending that cell-free fetal DNA testing be offered to patients at increased risk of...

2012-10-22 22:35:49

Collaborators at Cottage Health System and UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering have identified biomarkers that may yield a revolutionary diagnostic test for pre-eclampsia, a complex and potentially life-threatening hypertensive condition affecting 5% of pregnancies worldwide. The most common dangerous complication of pregnancy, pre-eclampsia is potentially fatal and often mimics or is confused with other pregnancy-related conditions–such as swelling, gastric pain, and high...

2012-10-04 02:27:43

HOUSTON, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) proudly announce the arrival of Professor Rodrigo Ruano, a world-renowned expert in the diagnosis and treatment of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), as the newest addition to the Fetal Center at the Pavilion for Women. Texas Children's Fetal Center is one of the leading fetal medicine centers in the world. Dr. Ruano joins a team of specialized nurses and doctors who treat fetal...

2012-09-18 06:29:25

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment (CFDT), a world leader in fetal surgery and therapy, announces two new members of its team, Maternal-Fetal Medicine Specialist Juan Luis Martinez-Poyer, M.D., and General, Thoracic and Fetal Surgeon William Hughes Peranteau, M.D. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120918/DC76212) In addition to his attending physician role at The Children's...