extremely low birth weight


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extremely low birth weight

Abbreviation: ELBW
A birth weight of less than 1000 g (2.2 lb).
See also: weight
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Improved neurodevelopmental outcomes for extremely low birth weight infants in 2000-2002.
Neonatal candidiasis among extremely low birth weight infants: risk factors, mortality rates, and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 18 to 22 months.
However, questions have been raised about the efficacy of the method, especially for extremely low birth weight infants (3,4).
If you look at how many of those kids are doing fine, about 50 percent of those kids born extremely low birth weight - which is really, really small - they were doing fine and they were keeping up with their peers,"
Extremely low birth weight is defined as less than about 2.
Attentional problems in children born very preterm or with extremely low birth weight at 7-9 years.
Joseph Bliss, MD, PhD, a neonatologist at Women & Infants, is researching infection in extremely low birth weight newborns with the hopes that his discoveries will improve care not only for these infants but also for immune-compromised children and adults whose susceptibility to these infections may be life threatening.
Are active labour and mode of delivery still a challenge for extremely low birth weight infants?
Unpublished data released by the Vermont Oxford Network in 2006 showed severe disabilities in 29%-32% of extremely low birth weight infants at 18- to 24-month follow-up exams between 1999 and 2004, with severe disability seen in 25% of those whose follow-up exams occurred in 2005.
Spectrum of gross motor function in extremely low birth weight children with cerebral palsy at 18 months of age.

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