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2011-02-10 19:38:50

More than two thousand physicians, some of the top obstetric/gynecologists in the world who specialize in maternal-fetal medicine, especially high risk pregnancies, gathered today for their annual meeting in San Francisco to begin four days of intensive research presentations. Presentations each year at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, represent major findings in reducing high-risk pregnancies and...

2011-02-10 12:58:19

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that by performing an amniotomy on first time mothers in situations when labor has to be induced, that delivery time can be shortened by more than 10 percent. There are many reasons that labor may need to be induced after a woman's due date. Today's study looked at whether or...

2011-02-10 12:55:30

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that when women administer their own patient-controlled epidural analgesia (PCEA) instead of getting a continuous epidural infusion (CEI) they used less analgesic, but reported similar levels of satisfaction. Women often receive a continuous epidural infusion of analgesic...

2011-02-10 12:42:16

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that showed that in rats, the use of magnesium sulfate (Mg) significantly reduced the neonatal brain injury associated with maternal inflammation or maternal infection. Magnesium sulfate is sometimes used during preterm labor to reduce the risk of neonatal brain injury. In 2010 the...

2011-02-10 12:40:37

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that folate intake before and during pregnancy does not protect Norwegian women against spontaneous preterm delivery. "Sufficient folate intake has been studied as a possible protecting factor against spontaneous preterm delivery with conflicting results," said Verena Senpiel,...

2011-02-10 12:29:39

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in San Francisco, researchers will present findings that show that the use of the hormone 17-Hydroxyprogesterone does not reduce the rate of preterm delivery or neonatal complications in twins. The hormone 17-Hydroxyprogesterone is sometimes used to reduce the risk of preterm labor. In 2008, the American College of Obstetricians and...

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2011-02-10 08:46:40

Research presented today at the 31st Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) "• The Pregnancy Meetingâ“ž¢ has found that three proteins known as XIAP, BID, and Bcl-2 are responsible in part for the success of progesterone treatments in the prevention of preterm labor. They may also play an important role in triggering normal labor. The proteins prevent preterm birth by hindering apoptosis "“ the normal, orderly death of cells...

2011-02-09 23:01:00

March of Dimes Awards Abstract at SMFM Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Research presented today at the 31st Annual meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) ? The Pregnancy Meeting(TM) has found that three proteins known as XIAP, BID, and Bcl-2 are responsible in part for the success of progesterone treatments in the prevention of preterm labor. They may also play an important role in triggering normal labor. The proteins prevent preterm...

2011-02-03 06:22:00

ATLANTA, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A range of factors impacting women of childbearing age has led to higher rates of preterm labor (PTL) and spontaneous preterm birth (SPTB). Solutions for preventing PTL and prolonging pregnancy will be highlighted by Alere clinicians, in collaboration with noted researchers specializing in the field, during the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) Annual Conference in San Francisco, February 7 - 11. Alere clinicians and the researchers are...

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2010-02-09 15:25:00

Loyola specialists find increase may be tied to common complication of premature birth Cerebral palsy (CP) has increased in infants born prematurely in the United States, according to data presented by researchers from Loyola University Health System (LUHS). These findings were reported at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine in Chicago. They also were published in the latest issue of the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. Researchers reported that...


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