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2011-05-02 16:13:35

Research suggests it may be better to postpone screening until 30 months of age for this high-risk population Extremely premature infants who screen positive for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at 18 months of age may not actually have autism. Rather, they may fail screening tests due to an unrelated cognitive or language delay, according to research to be presented Sunday, May 1, at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Denver. An estimated one in 110 U.S. children has ASD,...

2011-05-02 14:07:06

News tips from the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies, April 30-May 3, Denver, Colo. Extremely premature babies fed human donor milk are less likely to develop the dangerous intestinal condition necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) than babies fed a standard premature infant formula derived from cow's milk, according to research by investigators at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center and elsewhere. Only one of the 29 infants who received human milk developed NEC and it...

2011-04-26 13:34:57

A study performed by University of Kentucky researchers shows promise for the use of azithromycin in treating Ureaplasma-colonized or infected premature infants to prevent bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). The study, published in Pediatric Pulmonology, showed subjects colonized or infected with the Ureaplasma bacteria developed BPD or died 73 percent of the time in the azithromycin-treated group, compared to 94 percent of the time in the placebo group. Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is a chronic...

2011-04-18 09:17:00

WATERTOWN, Mass., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Measuring the body temperatures of newborns with temporal artery thermometry (forehead scanning) provides readings comparable to results obtained by axillary (under arm) thermometry, the clinically recommended method for this patient population, but causes less discomfort, according to a new study reported in Advances in Neonatal Care. The study(1), the first published clinical analysis evaluating the accuracy of temporal artery...

2011-04-18 08:00:50

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- In vitro fertilization (IVF) is a common way to help couples that struggle with infertility. However, IVF can increase the risk of multiples, which can lead to medical complications. Now, a new study shows there is a major decrease in risk and cost if single embryo transfers are mandated for IVF. Researchers reviewed information from hospital records from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Canada. They found 82 infants (17 percent)...

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2011-04-15 05:55:00

Limiting in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatments to a single embryo transfer would save lives while dramatically reducing costs due to fewer complications from multiple births, Canadian doctors said on Thursday. "Across Canada, there would be as many as 840 fewer babies admitted to the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit), 40 deaths avoided, 46 fewer brain injuries, and 42,400 fewer days of NICU hospitalization," said Keith Barrington, the study's lead author. Dr. Barrington and colleagues...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

CINCINNATI, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampers, the iconic and first baby care brand to distribute disposable diapers around the globe, is turning 50! Pampers honors these 50 years of parenting by unveiling its Little Miracle Missions program, which seeks to celebrate, support and protect babies everywhere through acts of kindness to little miracles (babies) and their families, while encouraging parents to "pay it forward" and support others. (Photo:...

2011-04-08 12:54:00

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y., April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- VIGILAIR Systems, an industry leader in Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation (UVGI) technology was instrumental in a newly published, and first of its kind hospital study that demonstrated a dramatic reduction in patient Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) with the application of VIGILAIR® air cleaning technology in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). The published article 'Effect of enhanced ultraviolet germicidal...

2011-04-06 14:03:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Heather Gilbert gave birth prematurely to identical twin boys in 1995, each weighing in at slightly more than 2 pounds. Only one of her sons, Daniel, survived. Now Ms. Gilbert will be one of more than 15,000 Farmers Insurance Group agents, district managers and their staffs holding Farmers' 2011 "Be a Hero for Babies Day" on June 29 to raise funds for the March of Dimes. The funds will help more mothers have full-term...

2011-03-24 00:00:28

Proceeds will support commercialization of breakthrough technology to benefit premature infants. Jacksonville, FL (PRWEB) March 22, 2011 Powers Device Technologies, Inc., a privately held medical device company, today announced completion of $1.5 million Series A preferred funding. The single Institutional Investor, Lb Merchant II, LLLP, is an affiliate of Littlebanc Advisors, LLC. Littlebanc Advisors, LLC acted as the sole placement agent and financial advisor. This key funding will...


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