PRETERM INFANTS AT A RISK OF CEREBRAL PALSY – (12-22-03)By
Effect of Magnesium Sulfate Given for Neuroprotection Before Preterm Birth
Funny how life works–just today I was talking to a neighbor who is a nurse practitioner in a neonatal intensive care unit and she mentioned the high risk of cerebral palsy in severely preterm infants. Here we see magnesium given to the mother before birth may lower the risk and damage to the newborn. The impact was not great, but for such a benign and inexpensive intervention like magnesium it is definitely worth the effort.
JAMA — Abstracts: Crowther et al. 290 (20): 2669.
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Since acquiring a passion for how the body works in chiropractic school, I have continued to indulge this desire by reading some 120 peer reviewed medical journals per month. I’m always learning more about how to help people avoid chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease, dementia, osteoporosis, obesity and cancer, and pass along this information in my blog. There are currently almost 2,000 posts cataloged on almost every health topic imaginable. Click Here for more bio information