Effects of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure on Diaphragm Dimensions in Preterm Infants
- Electrical activity of the diaphragm (Edi) values and Edi catheter placement in non-ventilated preterm neonates. Stein, H; Hall, R; Davis, K; White, D B // Journal of Perinatology;
Objective:The electrical activity of the diaphragm (Edi) reflects neural respiratory drive. Edi peak correlates with inspiratory drive and Edi minimum (Edi min) correlates with the tonic activity of the diaphragm. Edi data in non-ventilated preterm neonates have not been determined.The primary...
- Lipopolysaccharide-Induced Weakness in the Preterm Diaphragm Is Associated with Mitochondrial Electron Transport Chain Dysfunction and Oxidative Stress. Song, Yong; Pinniger, Gavin J.; Bakker, Anthony J.; Moss, Timothy J. M.; Noble, Peter B.; Berry, Clare A.; Pillow, Jane J. // PLoS ONE;Sep2013, Vol. 8 Issue 9, p1
Diaphragmatic contractility is reduced in preterm lambs after lipopolysaccharide (LPS) exposure in utero. The mechanism of impaired fetal diaphragm contractility after LPS exposure is unknown. We hypothesise that in utero exposure to LPS induces a deficiency of mitochondrial complex activity and...
- Breathing: A DIY model. Stevens, Sarah // Journal of Biological Education (Society of Biology);Winter96, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p242
Presents a model for demonstrating the function of the diaphragm during inhalation and exhalation. Materials; Construction; Operation.
- Early babies. // Australia's Parents;Apr/May97 Supplement Birth, Issue 98, p49
Focuses on early birth and why doctors are trying to delay them. Why some babies are born too early; Hospital treatment; Preventing preterm labor; Factors triggering preterm labor. INSET: Recommended reading..
- Born too early. // Australia's Parents;Apr/May97 Supplement Having a Baby, Issue 98, p53
Presents facts about premature babies. Premature babies born in Australia; Survival and normal development of premature babies; Preventing prematurity.
- Pre-term babies more likely to suffer long-term health problems. // Community Practitioner;Apr2012, Vol. 85 Issue 4, p7
The article reports on the findings of a research study on 14, 000 pre-term babies born in Great Britain, which reveal that babies born a few weeks early are more likely to suffer long-term health problems like asthma.
- Boys do it tough. Kelly, Elizabeth; Fallows, Carol // Australia's Parents;Aug/Sep97, Issue 100, p56
States that baby boys are most likely to be born prematurely, and often die of infections and other complications. Speculation on why the death rate is higher in boys than girls; Comments from Dr. Jonathan Craig of the Sydney's New Children's Hospital in Australia.
- Leaving baby behind. Epel, Sharon // Parenting;Feb98, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p110
Presents suggestions for parents who have to leave their children in the hospital as a consequence to premature birth. Percentage of newborns in the United States, that are born premature; Comments from Mara Tesler Stein, a Chicago clinical psychologist; Hardships parents experience the first...
- Letter from the President. Cost of Pre-mature Babies in the UK -- a public health concern. Choudhury, Chitta Ranjan // International Journal of Health Promotion & Education;2011, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p139
The article examines the cost of pre-mature babies in Great Britain. It cites a report which shows that 1,200 babies were born at 25 weeks or less in 1995, but only 25.6 percent survived. It reveals that life for those who survived can be a traumatic combination of physical disabilities such as...