This trial is evaluating whether MOCC Group will improve 3 primary outcomes, 1 secondary outcome, and 8 other outcomes in patients with Premature Birth. Measurement will happen over the course of From randomization assessed up to 2 hours of age.
This trial requires 98 total participants across 2 different treatment groups
This trial involves 2 different treatments. MOCC Group is the primary treatment being studied. Participants will all receive the same treatment. There is no placebo group. The treatments being tested are not being studied for commercial purposes.
"In the United States, premature birth is more common than in the developed world, but the reasons behind high rates in the United States are not well understood. Improving access to quality prenatal care and access to emergency and specialty prenatal care may help to prevent premature birth in the United States." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Doctors often recommend that mothers stop taking drugs with teratogenic (birth defects causing) tendencies, such as alcohol, and nicotine, in some patients who give birth prematurely, unless they have a congenital condition such as Down syndrome. There is no compelling evidence that stopping the drugs can prevent premature birth, nor does evidence suggest that stopping the drugs once the baby is born could prevent the problems they cause. Doctors recommend stopping smoking in pregnancy because smoking greatly increases the risk of premature birth but does not necessarily cause it." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Findings from a recent study demonstrated the feasibility and efficacy of this treatment protocol. The combination of prenatal care in high-risk women, intrauterine administration of methylphenidate, and early delivery is a reasonable treatment for premature birth." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"In premature infants, respiratory signs such as a cyanotic heart and a coarse flush may be present. PNAH is often present, and an enlarged liver may be found in premature infants. A decreased birthweight suggests the likelihood of premature birth. Birth defects and low birthweight (<5000 g or <2.5 lb) in the first 2 weeks after birth may be detectable by signs such as a small head and face, low muscle tone and jaundice." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"The word premature may be somewhat misleading because there are no single guidelines available for the medical care of extremely premature newborns. Each premature is different and requires individualized management throughout the neonatal period of extreme prematurity. Many neonatologists continue to practice in the NICU for the newborn era on a case-by-case basis and in addition may be involved in primary pediatric care of the premature infant. In addition, many parents want to maintain a close interaction with their newborn infant throughout the preoperative and surgical procedures and want to know the status of their newborn infant at any given time." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Approximately 1.4 million infants are born every year prematurely in the U.S.; approximately half (52%) of them are non-Hispanic black. Preterm birth imposes a significant public health burden by increasing neonatal mortality and healthcare utilization." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Recent findings support the value of the group-based intervention to the QoL of parents of infants with very low birthweight ≥ 32 lb (13 kg < 2 lb)." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Mocc group has many side effects and it should be taken cautiously. These can be divided into two kinds: long-term side effects and short-term side effects. Long-term side effects include headache, dizziness, fever, vomiting, nausea and fatigue. Short-term side effects include itchiness, burning sensation, and other hypersensitivity of the skin. As for long-term side effects, headache is the most commonly reported, because it is easy to develop headaches or migraine from use of mocc group. Besides that, vomiting and dizziness can become serious and lead to some special medication which is important to pay special attention to." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Preterm birth did not appear to run in families of women with either SPTB or EPTD. Birth control should be emphasized in at-risk couples planning pregnancy and is one facet of the FESP intervention, which warrants further study." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Premature birth may negatively affect the mother and infant. The consequences of this vary by the type of premature birth and the amount of birth defects. Physicians may advise mothers of children born prematurely to avoid breastfeeding their infants. Parents of infants born prematurely need to be aware that they could be at risk for birth defects, and should be educated about the risks." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"We have found no clinical studies confirming any beneficial effect of mocc treatment, though there is evidence of the potential of mocc for reducing the incidence of postoperative pain. In most studies, mocc was used in combination with anti-emetics, analgesics, and topical treatments. Data from a recent study further illuminate the need to evaluate mocc as an independent treatment modality for patients with postoperative pain." - Anonymous Online Contributor
"Until now, no new therapeutics for premature birth have been approved. For the time being the only known treatments for premature birth are to take the baby out of the birth canal and to reduce the risk of complications (e.g. hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, lung disease). However, new research is showing that it is possible to treat premature birth with a number of new drugs. For instance, a recent study shows that the use of the anti-inflammatory drug salbutamol can reduce the mortality from premature birth by two thirds (e.g. https://dsmz.org/en/research/albatross.html)." - Anonymous Online Contributor