Latest Tocolytic Stories

2012-10-10 14:45:41

Professor Alfirevic from the Department of Women's and Children's Health at the University of Liverpool argues that although premature children tend to have lower cognitive ability than their peers and 14.9 million are born prematurely each year worldwide, is it really possible to stop spontaneous preterm labor? In an accompanying research paper, Haas and colleagues carried out a review of several controlled trials to determine the most cost-effective tocolytic agent. Tocolytic drugs are...

Predicting Premature Birth
2012-09-18 11:34:26

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden recently developed a test that can help predict whether a pregnant female could give birth prematurely, paving the way for the development of new options to prevent premature baby births. With this study, the researchers believe that the findings are particularly helpful in determining the serious complications that may arise before the birth of babies....

2009-06-08 07:57:55

 New research may offer hope for extremely preterm infants. Advances in medical interventions have resulted in higher survival rates for extremely preterm infants.In a study of more than 1,000 extremely preterm infants born in Sweden, researchers found encouraging data on live birth and survival rates. Researchers say improvements in perinatal "“ the period shortly before and after birth "“ medicine have increased infant survival rates so that neonatal "“ the first four...

2007-06-07 06:00:14

By Skrablin, Snjezana; Lovric, Helena; Banovic, Vladimir; Kralik, Saska; Et al Abstract Objective. To investigate whether maternal serum interleukin-6 (IL-6), interleukin-1/ (IL- 1/i) and high sensitive C-reactive protein (CRP) could be used as markers of tocolysis failure and adverse neonatal outcome in pregnancies with preterm labor (PL). Methods. Forty-seven maternal blood samples taken because of PL at admission and delivery were analyzed. Control samples were taken from 20 gravidas...

Word of the Day
  • 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.