Navigation Links
Common treatment to delay labor decreases preterm infants' risk for cerebral palsy
Date:8/28/2008

bral palsy is associated with early preterm birth.

This multicenter study, co-funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and conducted by the 20 participating research centers of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Maternal Fetal Medicine Units Network, enrolled 2,241 women between Dec.1997 and March 2004. The women were randomly assigned to receive either placebo or magnesium sulfate. They all had similar characteristics, including gestational age (24 to 31 weeks) at randomization and risk factors for preterm birth. Eighty-seven percent of the women had experienced preterm membrane rupture.

Those in the treatment group were given six grams of magnesium sulfate intravenously over 20 to 30 minutes, followed by two grams of magnesium sulfate every hour after that until either 12 hours had passed, labor subsided or they had given birth. If the women in either group did not deliver within 12 hours, they were treated again if they went into labor by the 34th week of pregnancy.

On follow up at two years of age, researchers found that babies born to women in the treatment group had a significantly lower rate of all forms of cerebral palsy, 4.2 percent vs. 7.3 percent, and of moderate or severe cerebral palsy, 1.9 percent vs. 3.5 percent. Children with moderate cerebral palsy cannot walk unaided, and those with severe cerebral palsy are profoundly disabled.

"Our finding that magnesium sulfate protects against cerebral palsy is consistent with two previous randomized trials, both of which were well done and which in total enrolled over 1,600 women. Our trial and the two others show that magnesium sulfate can reduce the risk of this devastating condition in preterm infants. Until we can prevent early preterm birth, the best that we obstetricians can do is to improve the prospects for infants who are born very early. I think that our study says that magnesium sulfate can help
'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Lollar
jpark@uab.edu
205-934-3888
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Why a common treatment for prostate cancer ultimately fails
2. Toxic chemicals found in common scented laundry products, air fresheners
3. Researchers identify cancer preventive properties in common vitamin supplement
4. Monash researcher receives prestigious Commonwealth Health Ministers award
5. Finding out what the Big Bang and ink jets have in common
6. A common aquatic animals genome can capture foreign DNA
7. Oregano oil works as well as synthetic insecticides to tackle common beetle pest
8. Cells lining milk ducts hold key to spread of common form of breast cancer
9. US Patent Office rejects companys claim for bean commonly grown by Latin American farmers
10. Early exposure to common weed killer impairs amphibian development
11. Largest ever study of genetics of common disease just got bigger
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Valencell, a leader in ... seeing a staggering demand from its licensees for highly ... revealed, is not solely coming from fitness and health ... "A wearable is only as useful as ... is the ultimate driver in long-term mass consumer adoption ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... Dec. 4, 2014 Increased emphasis on ... in new testing and inspection technologies. The convergence ... to a range of innovative test solutions. This ... Generation Y, which is generally more inclined towards ... product development strategies of test equipment vendors will ...
(Date:11/21/2014)... , November 18, 2014 ... Systems Market by Systems (Video, RFID, Access Control, Intrusion ... Factories, Hotels, Banks, Government), Component Service Geography - Global ... Systems Market is projected to be around $25 Billion ... by 2020, growing at a CAGR of 8.69%. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wearable Technology Products Demand Highly Accurate Biometric Technology 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 2Industrial Security Systems Market Worth $38 Billion by 2020 3
... The number of waste treatment facilities using biological ... the years. These installations receive municipal and industrial ... reducing their biodegradable organic matter content. Composting, anaerobic ... matter recycling and energy recovery, and avoid landfilling. ...
... Fragments of plastic in the ocean are not just ... may offer a smart solution to clean up plastic ... the Society for General Microbiology,s spring meeting in Edinburgh ... and the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science ...
... tomato breeders and ketchup fans something to cheer about, ... colleagues at the Hebrew University in Israel have identified ... increase yield. The yield-boosting power of this gene, which ... of tomato, and crucially, across a range of environmental ...
Cached Biology News:Measuring the stability of organic waste 2Microbial answer to plastic pollution? 2Single gene dramatically boosts yield, sweetness in tomato hybrids, CSHL-Israeli study finds 2Single gene dramatically boosts yield, sweetness in tomato hybrids, CSHL-Israeli study finds 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... contrast to traditional LED lights where the spectrum is ... LED technology to incorporate their spectra in a single ... in low proximity installations. The Valoya L-series offers high ... is up to four times longer than commonly used ... clearly higher when compared to traditional fluorescent or LED ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Egenix, Inc. is pleased to announce that ... Board, to succeed Donald Fresne ; Mr. Fresne has ... a member of the Board.  In recognition of the many ... over almost twenty years, the Board designated Mr. Fresne as ... established a Search Committee to find a suitable replacement with ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 17, 2014 Based on the ... surgical imaging market is dominated by four major ... imaging market. These players include GE Healthcare (U.K.), ... (Germany). , Full Report Copy at ... Healthcare can be attributed to its strong product ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... December 17, 2014 Once more, EMAAR ... a larger packaged waste water treatment plant to phase ... Economic City (KAEC). Two years ago Bioshaft successfully supplied ... Development, serving two residential towers with an occupancy of ... a quarter million gallons per day and was signed ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Global Refurbished Surgical Imaging Market by Product & Application is Estimated to Reach $1.25 Billion by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4
... of scientists from A*STAR,s Institute of Molecular and Cell ... that could neutralize the deadly plant toxin Ricin, widely ... Pseudomonas exotoxin (PE) responsible for the tens of thousands ... world. The results of this first ever genome-wide study ...
... mercury are released into the environment every year. Much of ... methyl mercury, and enters the food chain ending up in ... open access journal BMC Biotechnology , showcases genetically engineered ... of mercury but are also able to mop up mercury ...
... Aug. 11, 2011 The American College of Medical ... ACMG Online Live Learning Center , which will bring ... professionals. This valuable, on-demand resource brings the latest educational ... offerings such as the Genetics Review Course and Annual ...
Cached Biology Technology:A*Star scientists discover how to combat hospital-acquired infections and life-threatening toxins 2A*Star scientists discover how to combat hospital-acquired infections and life-threatening toxins 3ACMG Announces New Online Live Learning Center: Will Bring Genetics and Genomics Education to Varied Health Professionals 2
ANTI MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS...
IMAGEQUANT 100 IQTL, 1 EA. Category: ImageQuant CCD Imagers....
ImageQuant 100 UV, 1 EA. Category: ImageQuant CCD Imagers....
The FlowTACS Apoptosis Detection Kit is designed specifically for in situdetection of apoptotic...
Biology Products: