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preemie

also

premie

(prē′mē)
n. Informal
A prematurely born infant.

preemie

pre·term in·fant

(prē'term in'fănt)
An infant with gestational age of fewer than 37 completed weeks (259 completed days).
Synonym(s): preemie, premature infant, premature newborn, preterm newborn.

preemie

, premie (prē′mē) [ prem(ature)]
A colloquial term for a baby born prematurely; a preterm baby.
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Additionally, the 'Tinis for Preemies gala provides a platform from which to debut each new year's honorees.
As Lucia continued her battle, Sandrine was putting together the first ever survival guide for preemie mums in the UAE.
Angel Eye sells its platform to hospitals that then offer it as a free service to parents of preemies.
The findings mean musical therapies could be tailored to the specific needs of a preemie," said study researcher Joanne Loewy, director of the Louis Armstrong Centre for Music & Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Centre in New York.
But in wealthier countries, where sophisticated medical care already keeps most preemies alive, the focus is shifting to how to prevent these births in the first place.
While pediatricians are able to save preemies with the advancement in the neonatal technology, there is hardly any followup on their health later.
She and her colleagues randomly assigned parents of 146 preemies, born weighing under 2 kg (4 pounds, 6 ounces), to either take part in the programme or stick with standard care alone.
Shaul and his colleagues found that administering estrogen to preemies causes a greater abundance of nitric oxide synthases in their lungs, resulting in markedly enhanced lung function and a significantly reduced need for ventilation support.
But that's scarcely more heartless than reducing eight struggling preemies to planet-wrecking menaces to score political points.
She's got enough to worry about with eight preemies.
Mckenzie has since visited the NICU to view the preemies in their incubators, and she wanted to do something to help the babies' parents cope with the high cost of modern life-support treatment.
Similarly, the hepatitis B vaccine, when given at birth, isn't as effective in preemies as in full-term infants.