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2014-04-04 12:37:08

Ophthalmologists should be prepared for life-threatening reactions during retinopathy of prematurity screening, cautions a case report published in the Journal of AAPOS Eyedrops administered to infants as part of routine outpatient retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) screening can have life-threatening consequences. A case report published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) describes cardiopulmonary arrest in a...

2014-03-26 11:32:37

New research in the FASEB Journal suggests that the complement system allows the body to identify abnormal vessels and specifically target them for removal without damaging healthy cells A new report published online in The FASEB Journal may lead the way toward new treatments or a cure for a common cause of blindness (proliferative retinopathies). Specifically, scientists have discovered that the body's innate immune system does more than help ward off external pathogens. It also helps...

2014-02-26 16:27:17

AMHERST, N.Y., Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ONY, Inc., a pioneer in neonatal pharmaceutical development, has reached an agreement with Recordati Rare Diseases to co-promote NeoProfen(®) (ibuprofen lysine) Injection. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140226/CL72787LOGO ) NeoProfen® is indicated to close a clinically significant Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA) in premature infants weighing between 500 and 1500 grams, who are no more than 32 weeks gestational age when...

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...

2013-11-07 16:30:20

First large population-based study investigating long-term risks supports need for ophthalmologic follow-up of children and adults born before 32 weeks of gestation SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children born extremely prematurely have up to a 19 times greater risk of retinal detachment later in life than peers born at term, according to a Swedish study published this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In the first...

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...

2013-03-12 08:29:34

Deal Enhances Shire's Late-Stage Pipeline with the Acquisition of a Phase II Protein Replacement Therapy Being Investigated for the Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity LEXINGTON, Massachusetts, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG), announces that it has acquired Premacure AB of Uppsala, Sweden, a privately held biotechnology company developing a protein replacement therapy, currently in Phase II development, for the prevention of retinopathy...

2013-01-17 10:35:47

New research in Nature concludes the eye — which depends on light to see — also needs light to develop normally during pregnancy. Scientists say the unexpected finding offers a new basic understanding of fetal eye development and ocular diseases caused by vascular disorders — in particular one called retinopathy of prematurity that can blind premature infants. The research, led by scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the University of...