• infants
  • In the delivery room, nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is often used in spontaneously breathing premature infants immediately after birth as a potential alternative to immediate intubation and surfactant replacement to minimize the severity of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). (medscape.com)
  • Prematurity is responsible for more than half of all neonatal deaths and whilst advances in neonatal care have dramatically improved survival of extremely premature infants, there remains a significant risk of handicap and disability in survivors and an associated social and economic burden. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • premature infants are at the greatest risk of neonatal encephalopathy which may lead to this condition. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, since healthy newborns (especially premature infants) can perform very few specific motor tasks, early deficits are very difficult to identify. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those with white matter injury often exhibit "tight coupling" of leg joints (all extending or all flexing) much longer than other infants (premature and full-term). (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, infants with PVL may not be able to assume the same positions for sleeping, playing, and feeding as premature or full-term children of the same age. (wikipedia.org)
  • Premature infants often exhibit visual impairment and motor deficits in eye control immediately after birth. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, the correction of these deficits occurs "in a predictable pattern" in healthy premature infants, and infants have vision comparable to full-term infants by 36 to 40 weeks after conception. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those generally considered to be at greatest risk for PVL are premature, very low birth-weight infants. (wikipedia.org)
  • Premature infants are at greater risk for cerebral palsy, delays in development, hearing problems, and sight problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Preterm birth is the most common cause of death among infants worldwide. (wikipedia.org)
  • twins
  • Such births are often named according to the number of offspring, as in twins and triplets. (wikipedia.org)
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report more than 132,000 sets of twins out of 3.9 million births of all kinds each year, about 3.4%, or 1 in 30. (wikipedia.org)
  • Triplets are far less common than twins, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, accounting for only about 4300 sets in 3.9 million births, just a little more than 0.1%, or 1 in 1000. (wikipedia.org)
  • triplets
  • This average decreases for each additional fetus: to thirty-six weeks for twin births, thirty-two weeks for triplets, and thirty weeks for quadruplets. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Measles symptoms include fever, cough, runny nose, red watery eyes, and a rash that usually begins on the face 2-4 days after the onset of other symptoms and typically spreads downward to the rest of the body. (kktv.com)
  • neonatal
  • However, there were no significant differences in the rates of low birth weight or fetal or neonatal death. (blogspot.com)
  • midwife
  • Jasmyne is a midwife and discusses a variety of issues such as severe reflux, food allergies, tongue ties, and her most recent birth of Caris, who was delivered by her mother in the car on the way to the hospital. (australianbirthstories.com)
  • This one does not have a specific meaning, so be sure to ask your doctor or midwife what exactly modified bed rest means. (verywell.com)
  • women
  • In a separate review of past studies that failed to support bed rest, a trio of obstetricians and ethicists at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, went a step farther: They said it's not ethical to keep prescribing bed rest unless the women are enrolled in a research study, like they are for other unproven treatments. (deseretnews.com)
  • She wants to see a more strict study - the kind that randomly assigns women to rest or not - to prove if there's a difference. (deseretnews.com)
  • In another trial, in which a single repeat dose of prenatal betamethasone treatment was given in women with imminent preterm birth before 34 weeks' gestation, the requirement for surfactant therapy was increased. (medscape.com)
  • Some women may be working too hard and therefore bed rest would be helpful for getting them to slow down. (sabirthclasses.com)
  • Other women might be *more* stressed if they are limited to the bed. (sabirthclasses.com)
  • For some women this is being allowed to work at a desk but in bed while at home, for others it's strict rest hours a couple of times a day. (verywell.com)
  • Friday morning, she gave birth to four healthy girls at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women in Orlando. (orlandosentinel.com)
  • Women have given up jobs, had to scramble to find care for older children, and otherwise turned their lives upside down to adhere to the prescribed bed rest. (cafemom.com)
  • For unknown reasons, black women are more likely to experience premature birth than are women of other races. (mayoclinic.org)
  • hospital
  • Despite feeling the urge to push Jasmyne was keen to transfer from the birth center into the hospital next door to get an epidural as the pain from her posterior labour was quite overwhelming. (australianbirthstories.com)
  • I've been on hospital bed rest for 22 days now…and though I HATE it, I'm still pregnant. (sabirthclasses.com)
  • In the spring of 2008, Matthew Logelin began using a personal blog to keep friends and family informed of his expectant wife's condition when she began hospital bed rest. (wikipedia.org)
  • cerclage
  • There is some evidence that the rate of premature birth can be dramatically reduced by the insertion of a vaginal pessary (cerclage pessary, CE0482, MED/CERT ISO 9003 / EN 46003). (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • lungs
  • One of the main organs greatly affected by premature birth is the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • After birth, the lungs release bradykinin to constrict the smooth muscle wall of the DA and reduce blood flow as it narrows and then completely closes. (wikipedia.org)
  • conception
  • An embryo is the developing offspring during the first eight weeks following conception, after which, the term fetus is used until birth. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the United States, it has been estimated that by 2011, 36% of twin births and 78% of triplet and higher-order births resulted from conception by assisted reproductive technology. (wikipedia.org)
  • study
  • Bed rest is a broad term that doesn't just mean staying in bed all the time - and during that treatment study, doctors were free to decide if the participants also should restrict their activities, essentially offering a real-world test of the effects. (deseretnews.com)
  • Interestingly, the new study found those who rested were more likely to have private insurance, raising questions about the influence of social rather than medical factors. (deseretnews.com)
  • More study is need, but for now doctors are being urged to really weigh the justification for prescribing bed rest. (cafemom.com)
  • recommendation
  • Bed rest is misperceived as an inexpensive, innocuous, logical recommendation," Dr. Joseph Biggio Jr. of the University of Alabama at Birmingham wrote in the latest issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology, a journal read by thousands of OB-GYNs. (deseretnews.com)
  • include bed
  • For those who are less than 36 weeks pregnant with only a small amount of bleeding recommendations may include bed rest and avoiding sexual intercourse. (wikipedia.org)
  • risks
  • With the decreasing gestation time, the risks from immaturity at birth and subsequent viability increase with the size of the sibling group. (wikipedia.org)
  • subsequent
  • Burnie Beiderbecke claimed that the boy was named Leon Bix and subsequent biographers have reproduced birth certificates to that effect. (wikipedia.org)