late preterm


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late preterm

In pregnancy, pert. to the period between the 239th and the 259th day after the mother's last menstrual period.
See also: preterm
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Effect of cup feeding and bottle feeding on breastfeeding in late preterm infants: A randomized controlled study.
Herein we report a late preterm one-day-old neonate diagnosed with TAR syndrome by clinical and laboratory data, and confirmed by genetic studies.
First, we employed full cohort analyses with Poisson regression to determine the relative risk (RR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) of early preterm birth, late preterm birth, and early term birth associated with extreme temperature exposures using the full-term group as reference.
Approximately 12% of all births in the United States are the result of preterm labor, (2) and 8% are born in the late preterm period, defined as 34 to 36 weeks' gestation.
There are three sub-categories of preterm birth-extremely preterm which is less than 28 weeks; very preterm between 28 to 32 weeks and moderate to late preterm, 32 to 36.
The effects on preterm birth rates of maternal 17-hydroxyprogesterone use, a preterm birth prevention strategy that increased during this period (6), were not examined and the effects of maternal age on spontaneous, medically indicated, early, or late preterm births were not assessed.
Furthermore, palivizumab has also been proven to reduce RSV disease, wheezing and recurrent wheezing episodes in the first year of life when administered to late preterm infants.
There is often a false sense of security among birth attendants and families regarding late preterm infants as their size and birth weight appear near normal, hence are less prepared for a medical issue.