Study's results encourage expectant monitoring for women with hypertension
There are two strategies to manage hypertensive disorders for pregnant women between 34 and 37 weeks. The first is immediate delivery, which will cure the mother and thereby prevent complications.
Evidence for action: Making invisible children visible through data
The world made a set of promises to children 25 years ago when it adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. We promised every girl and boy the right to survive and be healthy.
Study finds increasing trend in home birth neonatal mortality rates
[...] patients delivered at home by midwives had a roughly four times higher risk of neonatal deaths than babies delivered in the hospital by midwives. The increased neonatal mortality risk is associated with the location of a planned birth, rather than the credentials of the person delivering the baby.
Study finds intervention leads to reduction of C-sections and neonatal morbidities
[...] Cesarean deliveries reviews and best practices implementation are effective to provide optimal care by an appropriate management of medical interventions, leading to a significant reduction of cesarean deliveries and neonatal morbidity.
Early infant CF diagnosis associated with improved nutritional status
Study Rundown: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disease responsible for multi-system organ involvement most commonly secondary to impaired chloride channel transport. Patients with CF often experience pulmonary, sinus, endocrine, and nutrition complications.
Some 1,500 babies are born pre-term in Maine each year
Recent federal statistics show that Americas pre-term birth rate declined for the sixth year in a row but remains higher than any industrialized nation in the world.
Intensive care: life with a seriously ill baby
For babies born ill or early, the first few weeks in intensive care can be grueling. How do they (and their parents) get through it? We follow one baby born with a serious heart defect. Exposed to the air by the surgeon's knife, a baby's heart, the size of a small plum, is beating vigorously. Two theatre nurses count and re-count their trays of instruments.
Increased Risk of Stillbirth, Neonatal Death For Babies Conceived By Assisted Reproductive Therapy
The risk of stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is nearly twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies compared with naturally conceived babies, according to a recent study.
New genetic causes of neonatal diabetes revealed
Scientists in England have shed further light on the genetic causes of neonatal diabetes, a very rare condition that affects 1 in 100,000 births. Neonatal diabetes is caused by a genetic mutation which affects the body's production of insulin, causing sharp rises in blood glucose levels among infants.