Tag: preterm birth

1. In this randomized controlled trial involving extremely preterm infants, high dose erythropoietin did not reduce the risk of death or severe neurodevelopmental impairment at two years of age versus placebo. 2. This finding contradicts the results of previous studies involving different dosing regimens and more mature babies. Evidence Rating Level: 1...
1. In this randomized controlled trial involving extremely preterm infants, high dose erythropoietin did not reduce the risk of death or severe neurodevelopmental impairment at two years of age versus placebo. 2. This finding contradicts the results of previous studies involving different dosing regimens and more mature babies. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. A multicenter randomized control trial concluded that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pregnancy did not change the risk of preterm delivery or the risk of post-term induction or cesarean section. 2. The safety profile of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pregnancy was similar to control. Evidence Rating Level:...
1. Following the Joint Commission’s adoption of the 39-week rule to reduce early, elective deliveries, there has been a marginal significant increase in the stillbirth rate while overall mortality rates have remained relatively stable. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Studies on the association of mortality with the adoption of the Joint Commission’s...
1. A multicenter randomized control trial concluded that n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pregnancy did not change the risk of preterm delivery or the risk of post-term induction or cesarean section. 2. The safety profile of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation in pregnancy was similar to control. Evidence Rating...
Gender differences in Twitter use and influence among health policy and health services researchers 1. Women’s voices on common social media platforms appear less influential and have less reach than their male counterparts in the health policy and health service research arena, suggesting that social media may re-enforce known gender...
Preeclampsia is associated with increased morbidity and mortality for both mother and infant. In addition to maternal and fetal assessment, timely delivery after 37 weeks’ gestation is recommended to minimize maternal and perinatal morbidity. In women with late preterm preeclampsia, between 34 and 37 weeks’ gestation, however, there is...
Preterm birth is the leading cause of infant mortality and neonatal morbidity. Maternal obesity is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, which can, in turn, contribute to medically indicated preterm birth. As such, pre-pregnancy obesity represents a potentially modifiable risk factor for...
Efficacy of prehospital criteria in identifying trauma patients susceptible to undertriage While the early recognition of severe traumatic injury is associated with improved morbidity and mortality, undertriage has been associated with poorer patient outcomes. Previous research has shown that tachypnea and blunt thoracic injury are associated with undertriage. In this...
Fetal nephrogenesis is most significant in the third trimester of pregnancy, and is interrupted by preterm birth before 37 weeks of gestation, resulting in lower nephron numbers and the development of hypertension and progressive renal disease later in life. While low birth weight has been associated with chronic kidney...