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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The infant mortality risk for late preterm infants born by C-section was 8.
More than 500,000 babies are born prematurely each year in the United States of which 75 percent are late preterm infants - those born between 34 and 36 6/7 weeks gestational age.
Everyone has just assumed that late preterm babies are fine, and there are no long-term problems.
Harris' thesis showed that dextrose gel is a safe and effective treatment that can be recommended for first-line treatment of hypoglycaemia in late preterm and term babies.
Researchers, who found that when combined with a mother's intent to breastfeed, the likelihood was even greater, reviewed electronic medical records of single, late preterm or term healthy births at a New York hospital.
1) There are three commonly used or established categories of preterm birth based on gestational age: very early (<32 weeks), early (320/7336/7 weeks), and late preterm (LP; 340/7-366/7weeks).
Aim: There has been a gradual rise in late preterm infant rates in recent years.
It also has a new code of professional conduct; updated photos; new figures of breast anatomy and infant suckling; and sections on mentoring future consultants, protecting against chronic disease for the lactating mother, and breastfeeding late preterm infants.
The countries with the greatest numbers of moderate to late preterm births annually include India --2,959,300; China --981,050; Nigeria --665,080; Pakistan --633,640; Indonesia --564,350; United States --438,410; Bangladesh --355,030; Philippines --295,780; Democratic Republic of Congo --291,750; and Brazil --233,320.
Preterm delivery (<37 wk) was the primary outcome measure whereas late preterm (>34 wk <37), moderately preterm (>32 wk <34) and early preterm delivery (<32 wk) were used as secondary outcomes.
These births - called late preterm, which occur after 34 to 37 weeks - are the fastest growing subgroup of premature births.
These late preterm babies, they have these short-term complications if they're born in a hospital, but it's going to be different if you're born outside and criminals have done a postmortem C-section," Dr.