Premature birth tied to higher risk of chronic kidney disease later in life

People born prematurely should be especially vigilant about the onset of kidney disease decades later. The researchers calculated that for each week of prematurity, the risk for chronic kidney disease increased by 4 per cent

Premature birth tied to higher risk of chronic kidney disease later in lifePreterm and early term birth are strong risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from childhood into mid-adulthood, suggests a study from Sweden published by The BMJ today. Given the high levels of preterm birth (currently 10% in the US and 5-8% in Europe), and better survival into adulthood, these findings have […]

Premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes after birth, turns one

A premature baby whose heart stopped beating twice for a total of 22 minutes while on the operating table celebrated turning one this week. Baby Lacey Sherriff underwent emergency late-night surgery at St George’s Hospital in the UK after developing necrotising enterocolitis, an often fatal bowel condition

Premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes after birth, turns oneA premature baby whose heart stopped beating for 22 minutes has been called a ‘miracle’ by doctors who treated her, as she celebrates her first birthday. Lacey Sherriff, who was born at 27 weeks weighing 1.4lb (635g), had two cardiac arrests during emergency surgery when she was five days old. Her parents prepared for the […]

Baby girl weighing 520 grams becomes first to undergo major surgery

The baby born only 520 grams was just 12 days old who underwent a critical abdominal surgery at Jivanta Children’s Hospital, Udaipur. Her name is Jhanvi and she is the smallest baby ever operated and survived not just in India but in the whole South Asia, as claimed by the hospital

Baby girl weighing 520 grams becomes first to undergo major surgeryJhanvi, was born to proud parents Umesh and Madanlal Arya, hailing from  Nijampur Magrouni , Madhya Pradesh. She was conceived after 29 years of marriage through IVF technique. Her pregnancy was carried up to 26 weeks when her blood pressure was uncontrollable and the ultrasonography revealed severe growth restriction and reversal of blood flow to […]

Medical marvel: Premature baby born at 375 grams survives, beating all odds

The child is claimed to be the smallest surviving baby in Southeast Asia by Rainbow Hospital, Hyderabad. The baby was discharged weighing 1.980 kg

Medical marvel: Premature baby born at 375 grams survives, beating all oddsBaby girl Cherry was born to proud parents Nitika and Saurabh hailing from Chhattisgarh and delivered at Rainbow Children’s Hospital in Hyderabad. She was born premature at 25 weeks gestation (nearly 4 months earlier than expected date), under the extensive care received at the hands of a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts led by Dr […]

Miracle: Alibaug doctors save premature baby weighing 520 grams

The team of doctors at a civil hospital in Alibaug, managed to save a 26 weeks born baby boy, who weighed 745 grams, at the time of birth. What is worth crediting is that they did this without a ventilator. The baby was hospitalised for 68 days.The doctors managed the case well and it showed that under any circumstances doctors and relatives should not give up hope. The baby weighed 1.4 kg at the time of discharge

Miracle: Alibaug doctors save premature baby weighing 520 gramsA civil hospital in Alibaug, which did not have the facility of a ventilator, managed to save a 26 weeks baby boy, who weighed  around 520 gram. The baby stayed for 68 days in this rural hospital and was discharged with a weight of 1.4 kg. The baby, who weighed 745 grams, at the time […]

Baby boy of barely 24 weeks, weighing 520 grams miraculously survives

Meet Rajasthan’s youngest premature baby, who barely weighs 520 grams, remarkably survives overcoming his fragile condition. Even though fate had other plans for this baby, it seems like his destiny overcame fate. The child put up a brilliant fight given his condition and has successfully recovered now. Doctors claim that this baby is the youngest premature baby in Rajasthan

Baby boy of barely 24 weeks, weighing 520 grams miraculously survives  Maya premature infant’s tale of survival is an extraordinary one. The micro preemie, who was born prematurely at just 24 weeks of gestation (five and half months) and weighed only 520 grams , fought for three-and-half months to survive a stormy course in the neonatal ICU of Jivanta Children’s Hospital , Udaipur , the […]

Karan Johar’s newborn twins discharged from hospital

Bollywood director Karan Johar's newborn twins were discharged from Surya Mother and Child Hospital on Wednesday afternoon. They were admitted on February 7 and were in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as they were born prematurely

Karan Johar’s newborn twins discharged from hospitalBollywood director Karan Johar’s newborn twins, who he has named Yash and Roohi, were discharged from Surya Mother and Child Hospital on Wednesday (March 29) afternoon. The twins were admitted to the hospital on February 7 and were in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) as they were born prematurely. Describing the twins as fighters […]

Save Preemies, a campaign to save premature babies launched in Mumbai

Every year, eight lakh new born babies die, due to non-availability of proper treatment and lack of infrastructure.  In Maharashtra, the child mortality rate is 24 per 1,000 and in Mumbai alone, there is a need of 500 to 1,000 neonatal intensive care units

Save Preemies, a campaign to save premature babies launched in MumbaiSurya Hospital, city’s largest neonatal care hospital, where Bollywood Director Karan Johar’s twins are currently undergoing treatment as they are preemies, has launched a Save Preemies campaign to save lives of premature born babies. Every year, eight lakh newborn babies die within a few hours / days after birth due to unavailability of infrastructure and […]