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2014-02-05 11:31:48

In a group of very low-birth-weight infants, severe retinopathy of prematurity was associated with nonvisual disabilities at age 5 years, according to a study in the February 5 issue of JAMA. Severe retinopathy (disease of the retina) of prematurity occurs in premature infants treated with excessive concentrations of oxygen and is a serious complication of neonatal intensive care for preterm infants. "Although the incidence of severe retinopathy has increased since the late 1980s,...

Study Finds Link Between Pre-Term Births, Retinal Detachment
2013-11-08 10:44:02

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to new research appearing this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), premature children face a much greater risk of eventually experiencing retinal detachment than their full-term counterparts. In the first large-scale, population-based investigation into the link between preterm birth and later retinal detachment, researchers discovered a link between birth before 32 weeks...

2013-05-06 20:50:48

In a randomized trial performed to help resolve the uncertainty about the optimal oxygen saturation therapy in extremely preterm infants, researchers found that targeting saturations of 85 percent to 89 percent compared with 91 percent to 95 percent had no significant effect on the rate of death or disability at 18 months, according to a study published by JAMA. The study is being released early online to coincide with its presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting....

Researchers In Trouble For Not Disclosing Results Of Premature Infant Study To Parents
2013-04-11 10:56:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The researchers behind a large study on the effects of oxygen levels on premature infants have been reprimanded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for failing to inform the parents of those children of the risks involved with the study. In a letter dated March 7, Lisa R. Buchanan of the HHS Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) wrote that a portion of the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) study...

2011-12-10 08:00:00

Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, recently teamed up with OxyHealth, a medical industry leader in hyperbaric chamber therapy, to help make this life-saving treatment available to consumers in their homes, offices and even while they are traveling. Hyperbaric therapy, which has been widely used since the 1930s to help cure decompression sickness in deep sea divers, is now being recognized as a valuable treatment for other ailments such...

2011-05-16 19:31:12

Inhaling small amounts of hydrogen in addition to concentrated oxygen may help stem the damage to lung tissue that can occur when critically ill patients are given oxygen for long periods of time, according to a rat model study conducted by researchers in Pittsburgh. The study also found hydrogen initiates activation of heme-oxygenase (HO-1), an enzyme that protects lung cells. The results will be presented at the ATS 2011 International Conference in Denver. "We found that inhalation of...

2010-10-05 15:08:16

The most toxic free radical appears responsible for much of the lung damage that can result from oxygen therapy in the critically ill or injured, Medical College of Georgia researchers report. Within just a few days, ventilators and oxygen chambers used to significantly increase oxygen levels can also dramatically increase levels of peroxynitrite, an oxidant powerful enough to break down DNA and cause proteins to malfunction, said Dr. Yunchao Su, pharmacologist in the MCG Schools of Medicine...

2010-04-12 15:14:00

NEW YORK, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists have shown that through eye exams at the crib-side, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting in better vision for many children. See video from National Eye Institute at: http://inr.mediaseed.tv/NEI_37353 ROP is one of the most common causes of vision loss in children and affects an estimated 15,000 premature...

2010-04-06 09:01:08

Surgery or Careful Monitoring of Infants Depends on Disease Characteristics Scientists have shown that through an eye exam, doctors can identify infants who are most likely to benefit from early treatment for a potentially blinding eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), resulting in better vision for many children. These long-term results of the Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ETROP) study confirm that the visual benefit of early treatment for selected infants...

2006-07-27 08:07:30

By Gene Emery BOSTON (Reuters) - Letting some premature babies inhale small amounts of nitric oxide may prevent a potentially fatal lung disease known as bronchopulmonary dysplasia, two studies showed on Wednesday. Thousands of babies are born each year in the United States with lungs too immature to properly mix inhaled air with blood so that the oxygen can be pumped to the cells of the body. Progress in fighting the problem, which can cause brain damage, has been limited. The...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.