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Rising Rate of Premature Births Explored on KQED's QUEST

The United States has the highest rate of premature births of any developed nation in the world. But why? QUEST visits the Intensive Care Nursery and Fetal Treatment Center at UCSF Children's Hospital and meets some of the Bay Area researchers working to answer that question. The segment includes interviews with UCSF Children's Hospital physicians Yao Sun, MD, PhD, director of neonatal clinical programs; David Rowitch, MD, PhD, chief of neonatology; and Jim Barkovich, MD, chief of pediatric neuroradiology. In addition to the video segment, the QUEST website also provides a link to a companion Flickr set that includes photos from inside UCSF's neonatal nursery. Related Links: Born Too Soon: Preterm Births on the Rise QUEST, KQED-TV (NPR), July 24, 2007 Born Too Soon: Preterm Births on the Rise Flickr Photo Set New Clinical Director Envisions "Fully Connected" Intensive Care Nursery UCSF Today, May 14, 2007 Envisioning a Neuro ICU for Preemies at UCSF UCSF Today, July 11, 2006 Viewing the Brain from Birth and Beyond - Imaging Revolutionizes Diagnosis, Treatment of Brain Disorders UCSF Daybreak, November 30, 1998 Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) UCSF Children's Hospital Fetal Treatment Center UCSF Children's Hospital