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2010-02-07 11:02:20

In a study presented Saturday at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers unveiled findings that show that there is an increased risk of intrauterine fetal death (IUFD), commonly known as stillbirth, in women who have fibroids. IUFD, or still birth, is rare and affects only six to seven out of every thousand births. The study, conducted by researchers at Washington University in St. Louis,...

2010-02-05 14:27:04

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that it is not cost effective to screen for spinal muscular atrophy. Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is the most common genetic cause of infant mortality and the second most common inherited autosomal recessive disorder. There is controversy about whether prenatal carrier detection...

2010-02-05 14:24:19

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that demonstrate a link between the birth defect gastroschisis and the agricultural chemical atrazine. Gastroschisis is a type of inherited congenital abdominal wall defect in which the intestines, and sometimes other organs, develop outside the fetal abdomen through an opening in the...

2010-02-04 15:10:03

March of Dimes awards abstract at SMFM Meeting New evidence that genetics play a significant role in some premature births may help explain why a woman can do everything right and still give birth too soon. Research presented today at the 30th Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) meeting -- The Pregnancy Meetingâ“ž¢ -- showed that the genes of both the mother and the fetus can make them susceptible to an inflammatory response that increases the risk...

2010-02-04 15:08:09

New evidence that genetics play a significant role in some premature births may help explain why a woman can do everything right and still give birth too soon. Research presented today at the 30th Annual Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) meeting "• The Pregnancy Meetingâ“ž¢ "• showed that the genes of both the mother and the fetus can make them susceptible to an inflammatory response that increases the risk of preterm labor and birth. Silent,...

2010-02-04 15:04:54

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that measuring the fetal zone of the adrenal gland is a better predictor of pre-term birth than measuring cervical length. Researchers with the University of Maryland and Yale University have followed up on early research that they conducted using 3D ultrasound methods. "We...

2010-02-04 15:02:58

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that detail an initiative in the state of Ohio to reduce the number of near-term scheduled births that did not have an appropriate medical reason. The number of scheduled births, either by cesarean or by induction of labor, has been on the rise in recent years. The idea for the study came...

2010-02-04 14:54:46

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will present findings that there were less complications for women, after having a cesarean delivery, if sutures were used instead of staples to close the wound. When Suzanne Basha, M.D. began her career as an obstetrician/gynecologist, she was surprised to find nothing in the literature that provided evidence...

2010-02-04 14:38:11

Study finds association between genes that regulate maternal inflammatory response, bacterial vaginosis and preterm delivery In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will show the use of haplotype tagging (hap-tag) single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to study the relationship between genetic predispositions, an environmental factor - bacterial...

2010-02-04 14:28:58

In a study to be presented today at the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's (SMFM) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting â“ž¢, in Chicago, researchers will unveil findings that show that waiting for birth is as effective as inducing labor in cases of intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR). Intrauterine growth restriction means that the fetus is substantially smaller than normal. The condition affects about 10% of pregnant women. At birth the babies are more...


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