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2012-02-13 11:13:05

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that elevated levels of cell-free DNA in the first trimester do not predict the subsequent development of preeclampsia. "I wanted to identify if elevated levels of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal blood early in pregnancy could identify women at risk for the subsequent development of preeclampsia. I found that...

2012-02-13 11:11:53

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that short therapy with the anti-diabetic medication Pioglitazone can prevent the long term effects of maternal obesity on offspring. This study, Pioglitazone Therapy in Offspring Exposed to Maternal Obesity, is the first step in the long term goal of preventing metabolic syndrome and obesity in children secondary...

2012-02-10 14:54:18

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that the risk of obstetric intervention is lower for women who deliver or intend to deliver outside of hospitals, but there are some higher risks for newborns intended for home births compared to hospital births. The study, Neonatal Outcomes Associated with Intended Place of Birth: Birth Centers and Home Birth...

2012-02-10 14:32:58

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that massively parallel sequencing can be used to diagnose fetal aneuploidies, including Down syndrome, Edwards syndrome, Patau syndrome and Turner syndrome. Because of the importance of the clinical data, the abstract, entitled Genome Wide Fetal Aneuploidy Detection by Sequencing of Maternal Plasma DNA:...

2012-02-10 14:29:00

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that show that in women with acute postpartum anemia, due to excessive blood loss during delivery, red blood cell transfusion led to a statistically significant decrease in physical fatigue. While excessive blood loss during delivery caused severe physical fatigue, the effect of red blood cell transfusion on this fatigue was...

2012-02-10 14:22:43

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that preterm birth interventions should be tailored for underlying risk factors and pathways. "Pathophysiologic pathways leading to preterm labor and delivery are not the same in each and every subject and vary based on an individual's risk exposure. This can include her race, type of infectious agent or...

2012-02-09 12:25:26

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that suggest that induction of labor in patients who suffer a rupture of membranes between the 34th and 37th week of gestation (before the onset of labor) does not reduce the risk of infection or respiratory problems in the newborn. "Our research indicates that in patients who underwent close monitoring, known as expectant...

2012-02-03 15:00:00

Trig Medical, Inc. will exhibit at the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting in Dallas February 8-10 and feature LaborPro®, the new standard for labor progression management. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Trig Medical, Inc., a health technology company specializing in labor progression management and interventional ultrasound guidance, today announced that it is participating in the Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine 2012 Annual Meeting in Dallas February...

2011-08-09 15:10:00

MISSISSAUGA, Ontario and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Theramed Corporation, Glenveigh Medical, and Body1, Inc. announce the launch of a website on critical childbirth complications at http://www.jetty.ca. In addition to providing product information for ebb(TM) and jetty(TM), two newly developed medical devices used in advancing the practice of obstetrics for healthy moms and babies, Jetty.ca offers comprehensive resources for both patients and physicians. ebb(TM) is a...


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