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2012-02-10 14:09:49

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in Dallas, Texas, researchers will report findings that indicate that for women with prior delivery via cesarean section the optimal timing of elective delivery for mother and baby is 39 weeks even after consideration of the risk with continuing pregnancy. "Prior studies have compared the perinatal risks of elective delivery at 37 to 41 weeks gestation, but didn't evaluate...

2010-02-16 14:40:03

Experts at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia describe current state of the science Repairing birth defects in the womb. Inserting a tiny laser into the mother's uterus to seal off an abnormal blood flow and save fetal twins. Advancing the science that may allow doctors to deliver cells or DNA to treat sickle cell anemia and other genetic diseases before birth. These are examples of the still-emerging field of fetal surgery. "Fetal surgery is a unique field in maternal-fetal medicine,"...

2008-12-23 15:36:00

Two stories of babies born in the unique Special Delivery Unit at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, true miracles on 34th Street PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just 6 months after the Garbose Family Special Delivery Unit opened, more than 75 babies have been born and are sharing their first holiday season with their joyful families. Families from 13 states and at least two other countries have traveled to Children's Hospital for expert prenatal care, delivery and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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