Delayed Umbilical Cord Clamping May Help with ROP and Others

May 26th, 2010

Researchers at the University of South Florida’s Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair say that delaying clamping of the umbilical cord to more than a minute in premature babies could have benefits. Further testing and research is needed.
Authors of a study, published in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, say delaying the [...]

Study Sparks Concern Over Oxygen Saturation in Preemies

May 16th, 2010

New findings from a recent study by a group of researchers led by the director of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Division of Neonatology spark concern regarding the oxygen saturation levels in premature infants.
Recently, there has been a lean towards lower target ranges of oxygen saturation in premature babies to prevent a disorder [...]

Early Treatment May Prevent Blindness in ROP Patients

April 21st, 2010

A recent study reveals that early treatment of retinopathy of prematurity can provide affected infants with long-term benefits. The study, Early Treatment for Retinopathy of Prematurity (ETROP) was published in the Archives of Ophthalmology April 12, 2010.
Study authors say children with ROP should be examined to determine if they are at risk of complete retinal [...]