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2006-07-26 16:08:18

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...

2006-07-26 16:07:05

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...

2005-10-25 15:06:32

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplemental oxygen during and after surgery can significantly reduce a patient's risk of incision site infections, researchers said on Tuesday. It has been theorized for years that oxygen may boost the immune system by making it easier for cells called neutrophils to kill bacteria. But while one major study in 2000 supported that concept, research published later concluded infection risk actually went up with extra oxygen for surgery patients. To resolve the...

2005-06-13 16:20:39

CHICAGO "“ Children who were born prematurely are more likely to have visual problems at 10 years of age than children who were born at full term, according to a study in the June issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Eye and neurological problems are common in premature infants, according to background information in the article, but little is known about the effects of prematurity on visual acuity, the sharpness or clarity of vision. The current study...

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2005-02-23 08:09:50

How the Earth adapted to life has much to do with the generation of a stable oxygen atmosphere. But how life adapted to Earth often hinges on whether oxygen is a poison. New research on insect oxygen use highlights the novel ways that life has shaped the Earth, and vice versa. Astrobiology Magazine -- A new study investigating the respiratory system of insects may have solved a mystery that has intrigued physiologists for decades: why insects routinely stop breathing for minutes at a time....


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