Using a twin preterm
fetal sheep model, Back and colleagues studied the impact of both hypoxia alone, as well as in combination with ischemia (insufficient blood flow) on the developing hippocampus.
In short, preterm
births of male infants were 1,342 more than the expected number of 36,828 and preterm
births of female infants were 995 more than the expected number of 30,687.
"Colonization by pathogenic bacterial strains, size of the total bacterial population, and incidence of skin infection do not vary between preterm
infants bathed every 2 days and preterm
infants bathed every 4 days in all studies," the authors wrote.
McElrath and colleagues have found that proteins contained in circulating microparticles in the blood may hold important clues about spontaneous preterm
Devine said that black pregnant patients "perhaps should be monitored more closely" for signs or symptoms suggestive of preterm
labor and she would like to see more research into understanding the mechanisms of preterm
birth that are resulting in greater rates of preterm
birth among black women.
"Our understanding of spontaneous preterm
birth is relatively limited.
birth; Risk factors, Smoking, Body mass index, Prenatal care, Pregnancy follow-up.
The study group consisted of 622 pregnant women hospitalized due to threatened preterm
One initiative towards that end is the establishment of a Kangaroo Mother Care model at a public hospital in Lahore where special care is provided to the preterm
"Fathers are also affected by the risk of preterm
birth, and the risk seemed to continue to exert psychological strain, even among fathers whose partners went on to have a normal-term delivery," said Ms.
According to a preterm
birth rate of 5%, an error of 1.80%, a = 0.05, 1− [sz] = 90%, and expected 20% nonresponse rate, we estimated the sample size for this study at 677.
Offer antenatal corticosteroids to: 1) all women at high risk for late preterm
delivery, or 2) women scheduled for a cesarean delivery for an obstetric indication between 34 0/7 and 36 6/7 weeks of gestation, or 3) women at high risk for late preterm
delivery whose newborns are most likely to benefit from treatment, those women at 34 0/7 to 35 6/7 weeks of gestation.