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2012-03-09 00:50:43

A collaborative team of researchers at Children´s National Medical Center are making progress in understanding how to protect infants needing cardiac surgery from white matter injury, which impacts the nervous system. The synergistic team from the Children´s National Heart Institute and Center for Neuroscience Research at Children´s National Medical Center was led by Nobuyuki Ishibashi, MD, Joseph Scafidi, DO, Richard Jonas, MD, and Vittorio Gallo, PhD. The study, published...

2011-12-07 11:16:07

Antenatal (before birth) corticosteroid therapy for mothers of infants born at 23 to 25 weeks' gestation was associated with a lower rate of infant death or neurodevelopmental impairment at 18 to 22 months of age, according to a study in the December 7 issue of JAMA. "Current guidelines, initially published in 1995, recommend antenatal corticosteroids for mothers with preterm labor from 24 to 34 weeks' gestational age, but not before 24 weeks due to lack of data. However, many infants born...

2011-03-03 12:19:57

Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects motor function, more often in children born prematurely. Because cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury received shortly before, during, or soon after birth, the number of infants being diagnosed with the condition is a good indicator of the quality of perinatal and neonatal care. An article soon to be published in the Journal of Pediatrics indicates that the rates of cerebral palsy have declined dramatically in the past 15...

2007-08-25 06:14:19

By Quarello, Edwin Molho, Marc; Ville, Yves Abstract Objective. To determine the incidence of fetal cerebral lesions and their characteristics in twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS). Design and setting. This was a retrospective analysis at a single center for the period 1999 to 2004 in which 299 cases of severe TTTS at 15-28 weeks of gestation were reviewed. Methods. Only cerebral injuries diagnosed during pregnancy or ischemic lesions diagnosed within the first week of life were...

2007-06-07 06:00:14

By Skrablin, Snjezana; Lovric, Helena; Banovic, Vladimir; Kralik, Saska; Et al Abstract Objective. To investigate whether maternal serum interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1/ (IL- 1/i) and high sensitive C-reactive protein (CRP) could be used as markers of tocolysis failure and adverse neonatal outcome in pregnancies with preterm labor (PL). Methods. Forty-seven maternal blood samples taken because of PL at admission and delivery were analyzed. Control samples were taken from 20 gravidas...