Preterm birth Archives
Fibroids and preterm birth
Sep. 30, 2021—In a large, prospective study, Vanderbilt researchers found no association between fibroids and any clinical subtype of preterm birth, supporting a reconsideration of the impression that fibroids increase preterm birth risk.
Preterm births in Tennessee decreased during pandemic
Mar. 15, 2021—Statewide stay-at-home orders put in place as Tennessee fought to control the spread of coronavirus last March were associated with a 14% lower rate of preterm birth, according to a research letter published today in JAMA Pediatrics.
Clues to lung injury in preterm babies
Mar. 5, 2020—Jennifer Sucre and colleagues have discovered a factor that contributes to the pathological changes of bronchopulmonary dysplasia, the most common complication of preterm birth.
Tailoring treatment for heart defect
Sep. 23, 2019—By defining the clinical and genetic factors that predict treatment response, Vanderbilt investigators aim to personalize therapy for a common heart complication in preterm infants.
Fetal membranes and microbial threats
Oct. 26, 2018—Understanding how cells communicate in the membranes surrounding the developing fetus could suggest new strategies for preventing infections, premature birth and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
A target to heal tiny lungs
Feb. 23, 2017—The protein beta-catenin may be a good target for therapies to treat lung disease that is a common complication of preterm birth.
Therapies to prevent preterm birth
Feb. 9, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have developed a high-throughput assay that will aid in identifying new compounds to treat preterm labor or postpartum bleeding.
Dioxin, fathers and preterm birth
Sep. 18, 2014—Exposure of male mice to the pollutant dioxin causes preterm birth across multiple generations, suggesting that efforts to prevent preterm birth should include pre-conception interventions for dads.
Probing mysteries of preterm birth
Jan. 24, 2014—Understanding the relationship between the thinning and rupture of fetal membranes and the presence of bacteria could lead to treatment and prevention strategies for premature birth.
Tool predicts risk for developmental delays in early childhood
Oct. 28, 2013—A non-invasive measure of electrical brain activity in preterm infants predicts cognitive and communication functioning during early childhood, according to a new Vanderbilt University study.
Antacids: risky for premature babies
Jun. 12, 2013—Antacids that block a certain enzyme pose a risk for a common cardiac problem in premature infants.
Study tracks hormone’s role in reducing preterm birth risk
Sep. 6, 2012—Pregnant women who have had prior preterm births may avoid a subsequent early birth if given progestogens, which are natural or synthetic forms of progesterone, a female hormone that naturally increases during pregnancy, a Vanderbilt analysis shows.