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Increasing Infant Survival Free from Disease and Disability

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The Pregnancy and Perinatology Branch (PPB) supports basic and clinical studies concerned with the causes, prevention, treatment, and medical management of conditions associated or resulting from birth and the newborn period, including:

  • Birth asphyxia and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Congenital anomalies
  • Jaundice (hyperbilirubinemia)
  • Conditions resulting from preterm birth, such as:
    • Respiratory problems – respiratory distress, bronchopulmonary dysplasia
    • Cardiac and circulatory problems -- hypoglycemia, patent ductus arteriosis, transfusions
    • Infection – early and late onset sepsis
    • Digestive problems – necrotizing enterocolitis, spontaneous intestinal perforations
    • Eye problems – retinopathy of prematurity

Brain problems – intraventricular hemorrhageThe PPB supports the following multicenter networks and projects within this topic area:

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