extremely low birth weight infant

extremely low birth weight infant

Neonatology An infant weighing ≤ 1000g at birth, who is at high risk for neurobehavioral dysfunction and poor school performance. See Low birth weight, Limits of viability. Cf Very low birth weight.
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Phases of fluid and electrolyte homeostasis in the extremely low birth weight infant.
Nonoliguric hyperkalemia in extremely low birth weight infants.
Neurodevelopmental and functional outcomes of extremely low birth weight infants in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network, 1993-1994.
Predictive value of the Griffiths assessment in extremely low birth weight infants.
Kirpalani H, Whyte RK, Andersen C, et al The Premature Infants in Need of Transfusion (PINT) study: A randomized, controlled trial of a restrictive (low) versus liberal (high) transfusion threshold for extremely low birth weight infants.
Extremely low birth weight infants frequently require invasive ventilator support at birth.
A national short-term follow-up study of extremely low birth weight infants born in Finland in 1996-1997.
May 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Masimo, the inventor of Pulse CO-Oximetry and Read-Through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry, reported that three new independent studies presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies' (PAS) Annual Meeting in Toronto, Canada this week reinforced the clinical accuracy and reliability of Masimo SET pulse oximetry under the most difficult clinical conditions, including neonatal resuscitation and heart rate monitoring of extremely low birth weight infants.
Red blood cell transfusions in very and extremely low birth weight infants under restrictive transfusion guidelines: is exogenous erythropoietin necessary?
As the skills and technologies needed to support extremely low birth weight infants have evolved, the threshold of viability has continued to fall and is now considered to be between 23 and 24 weeks of gestation (full term being 40 weeks).
Parenteral nutrition provides important nutritional support for pediatric patients, allowing for survival and growth in various clinical situations, such as extremely low birth weight infants.
Thureen explained that normal fetal growth rate is difficult to achieve in extremely low birth weight infants and that weight gain alone does not guarantee "good growth.

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