Dr. Sandra Cesario

Bio

Specialties:

  • Neonatal Nursing

Affiliation:

  • Sigma Theta Tau International

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neuro-Ophthalmology:

    WEDNESDAY, May 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New eye problems in babies born with a Zika-related birth defect have been identified by researchers.

    The virus is known to cause microcephaly, in which infants are born with a smaller-than-normal head and brain.

    And previous research ha...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely premature infants often face lifelong challenges, enduring more physical, emotional and social difficulties as adults than their peers born full-term, researchers report.

    In general, however, these tiny babies grow up to contribute to so...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of pregnant women in the United States infected with the Zika virus has just tripled because cases are now being counted in a more comprehensive way, federal health officials said Friday.

    So far, a total of 279 infected women are being f...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    FRIDAY, May 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Fortifying cereals, grains and flour with folic acid has not protected against the risk of certain birth defects as much as experts thought it would, a large, new study suggests.

    At issue are neural tube defects, which include anencephaly, a fatal ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The widely prescribed drug pregabalin (Lyrica) may slightly increase the risk for birth defects, a new study suggests.

    In a small study, researchers found that among women taking Lyrica during the first trimester of pregnancy, 6 percent had inf...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Family Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Every working mom knows how hard it can be to juggle the demands of her job with the needs of her new baby, particularly when it comes to breast-feeding.

    Now, a new study has concluded that the more hours a new mom works,...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurodevelopmental Disabilities:

    WEDNESDAY, May 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have created the first model of how the Zika virus spreads from a pregnant mouse to its fetus.

    The mouse model showed that the virus first damages the placenta before infecting the fetus, causing many of the same complications seen i...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A treatment approach that typically targets tumors may also safely deliver medications directly to a pregnant woman's placenta, a new mouse study suggests.

    This type of treatment might one day help reduce pregnancy complications, such as preeclampsi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- With mosquito season arriving in the Gulf Coast states, U.S. public health officials have begun deploying a three-pronged battle plan to combat Zika virus, which has caused thousands of birth defects in Latin America in the last y

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    What is Zika?

    Zika is a virus first discovered in 1947 and named after the Zika forest in Uganda. The first human cases of Zika were detected in 1952, but until last year there had been only isolated outbreaks occurring mainly in tropical locales.

    <...Full Article
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Obstetrics:

    MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests.

    Swaddling is defined in various ways, but it typically refers to wrapping a child snugly in a blan...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Infectious Disease:

    FRIDAY, May 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The terrible birth defects caused by Zika virus appear to be the result of an immune system response that triggers prenatal brain cell suicide and obstructs fetal brain development, a new lab study reports.

    The virus apparently activates an immune r...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Breast milk may help promote brain growth in premature infants, a new study found.

    "The brains of babies born before their due dates usually are not fully developed," explained senior investigator Dr. Cynthia Rogers, an assistant professor of child...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health & General Preventive Medicine:

    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests the Zika virus was circulating in Haiti months before Brazil's first cases were reported last spring.

    "We know that the virus was present in Haiti in December of 2014," said Dr. Glenn Morris, director of University of Florid...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Critical Care Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite reported risks, nearly one in four infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) are given stomach acid-suppressing drugs, researchers report.

    However, they noted that the use of these medications has started to decline some in rece...Full Article