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New App Predicts Preterm Birth Risk

2016 26 Jan

A new app (QUiPP) developed at King's College London can help doctors identify women at risk of giving birth prematurely, according to results of two studies published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology. The app uses an algorithm that combines the gestation of previous pregnancies and the length of the cervix with levels of a biomarker... Read more

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MRI Predicts Cognitive Outcome in Preterm Children

2015 07 Sep

A study published in the neurology journal Brain suggests that children born prematurely are more likely to have low mathematical achievement at school age, which may be caused by reduced working memory and number skills. The study aimed to examine the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after birth to identify infants at risk of later academic... Read more

Cardiology Management

Smoking and Preterm Birth More Than Triples Risk of CVD

2015 09 Jul

Mothers who smoke and have a preterm birth more than triple their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD), according to research in more than 900 000 mothers published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The risk of maternal CVD increased in a dose response relationship with the number and severity of preterm births.“Smoking and preterm birth... Read more

Cardiology Management

Study: Higher CVD Risk in Women with Spontaneous Preterm Delivery History

2015 10 Feb

A history of spontaneous preterm delivery appears to double a woman's risk of heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to results of a study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.(1,2) The strength of the association was described by the investigators as "robust", and, as an independent risk factor... Read more

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MRI Detects Late Preterm Infant Brain Abnormalities

2014 10 Jun

Research on preterm brain development has focused on infants born less than 32 weeks into gestation (very preterm). An Australian investigation, results of which have been published online in Radiology, focused on preterm infants born between 32 weeks up to 37 weeks into gestation. Researchers used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to show that moderate... Read more

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