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Latest Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine Stories

2014-02-24 16:23:58

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, a leading online community for medical professionals specializing in women's health, will be featuring special coverage of key study findings and exhibitor presentations from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 34(th) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting(TM), that was held February 3-8 in New Orleans. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine gathers each winter for The Pregnancy Meeting to share the...

2014-02-07 16:24:06

March of Dimes Honors Abstract at SMFM Meeting NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research findings may soon help doctors personalize preterm birth prevention treatments by identifying which women at higher risk for preterm birth will be helped by progesterone injections. Injections of one type of progesterone, a synthetic form of a hormone naturally produced during pregnancy, have been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent preterm births by about a third....

2013-11-27 16:25:35

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today President Barack Obama signed into law S. 252, the PREEMIE Reauthorization Act, a bill to reauthorize federal research, education and intervention activities related to preterm birth and infant mortality. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) "The PREEMIE Act represents the federal government's commitment to reducing the devastating toll of preterm birth," stated Dr. Jennifer L. Howse, President of...

2013-02-14 12:25:24

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., the global leader in applying real-time clinical decision support to perinatal systems, announced today that it has appointed Thomas J.Garite MD as Chief Clinical Officer, effective immediately. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110512/PH01144LOGO ) A specialist in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Maternal-Fetal Medicine, in addition to his work with PeriGen and its clients, Thomas J. Garite, MD, holds three positions...

2013-02-14 00:21:42

March of Dimes Award Abstract at SMFM Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 33(rd) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting(TM), researchers will report findings that suggest that 17P, a form of progesterone, is not effective in preventing preterm birth among women with twin pregnancies -- and may possibly be harmful. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130214/DC59689LOGO) While...

2013-02-11 15:11:59

In a study to be presented on February 16 between 8 a.m., and 10 a.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, researchers will report findings that suggest shifting from a traditional model of obstetrical care to a laborist model improves pregnancy outcomes. The "laborist" concept has been around for nearly a decade. In this model, obstetricians provide 24-hour a day on-site staffing of labor units. While it has been...

2013-02-11 15:01:27

In a study to be presented on February 14 between 1:15 p.m., and 3:30 p.m. PST, at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting , in San Francisco, California, researchers will present data showing changes in elective delivery policy have been successful in reducing elective deliveries prior to 39 weeks. Due to the troubling trend of elective delivery and induction, significant attention has been paid to the neonatal benefits of reducing elective...

2012-11-21 08:23:15

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequenom, Inc. (NASDAQ: SQNM), a life sciences company providing innovative diagnostic testing and genetic analysis solutions, today announced that the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Committee on Genetics and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) Publications Committee issued a joint Committee Opinion on November 20, 2012, recommending that cell-free fetal DNA testing be offered to patients at increased risk of...

2012-08-15 10:21:51

PRINCETON, N.J., Aug. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., an innovative, national provider of fetal surveillance systems, today announced the publication of research on uterine tachysystole in the June issue of the Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine, which showed that high contraction rates were common in deliveries with normal blood gases at birth. The study revealed that fetal heart rate decelerations, in response to any level of contractions, and especially during the last...

2012-03-27 02:27:41

HOUSTON, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Children's Hospital announced the start of labor and delivery services and the arrival of its first baby, a healthy boy, at its landmark new facility, Texas Children's Pavilion for Women. The nationally-ranked children's hospital has now fully expanded into obstetrical and gynecological care with the completion of its 15-story, $575-million state-of-the-art hospital which is staffed, designed and equipped to be among the nation's premier centers...