prematurity

Early delivery to blame for child’s disability?The plaintiffs alleged that a failure to properly monitor the patient and administer steroids for lung maturity; to place her on bed rest; or administer tocolytics to prolong pregnancy resulted in premature delivery, brain injury and neurologic developmental delays.
HPS develops in premature infants later than in term infantsA study in 217 premature infants with HPS showed that premature infants are likely to present with HPS at an older age than are term infants with this condition.
BPD: Complication of prematurity
BPD: Complication of prematurityDespite improvements in obstetric and neonatal care leading to increased survival of premature infants, little progress has been made in the prevention of bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatricians need to be aware of changing definitions, risk factors, prevention, and long-term health outcomes of this disease in their premature patients.
Did FDA safety communication reduce myomectomies?A study looks at whether myomectomies were also impacted by the FDA safety communication. Also, chronically ill mothers may be more likely to give birth to children with heart disease. Plus: Can antenatal steroids reduce mortality in extreme prematurity?
United States scores barely passing grade on premature birthThe March of Dimes releases their annual report card on the United States and prematurity. Plus: Can anything be done about HPV vaccine rates? Also, a look at the place of ultrasound in breast cancer detection.
Major prematurity research collaborative launched in OhioThree major Ohio universities and 4 hospitals have joined with the March of Dimes Foundation to establish a new collaborative research program aimed exclusively at finding the unknown causes of premature birth.
AntiVEGF treatment for ROP requires further studyIntravitreal injection of anti-VEGF agents for treatment of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) requires close scrutiny and further study.