Dubowitz score

Du·bo·witz score

(dū'bō-wits),
a method of clinical assessment of gestational age in the newborn that includes neurologic criteria for the infant's maturity and other physical criteria to determine the gestational age of the infant; useful from birth to 5 days of life.

Du·bo·witz score

(dū'bŏ-wits skōr)
A method of clinical assessment of gestational age in the newborn that includes neurologic criteria for the infant's maturity and other physical criteria to determine the gestational age of the infant; useful from birth to 5 days of life.

Dubowitz tool

, Dubowitz score (doo′bŏ-wĭts)
[Lilly and Victor Dubowitz, contemporary South African physicians]
A method of estimating the gestational age of an infant based on 21 strictly defined physical and neurological signs. This method provides the correct gestational age ±2 weeks in 95% of infants.

Dubowitz,

Victor, South African-English pediatrician, 1931–.
Dubowitz score - a method of clinical assessment of gestational age in the newborn.
Dubowitz syndrome - congenital dwarfism.
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8) and the Dubowitz score overestimated gestational age by 3.
The Dubowitz score, which requires 22 clinical items, was also reliable by all three measurements, although slightly less so than the Ballard score (Table).
Results of a study in Cameroon, however, suggest that the Dubowitz score is more valid and reliable than the Ballard, although among small-for-gestational-age infants, the Dubowitz score has been shown to overestimate gestational age as seen in the current study (11,29).
91) * The difference between various mean estimates of gestational age was not significant, except between the mean Ballard and the mean Dubowitz score (p=0.
Therefore, we conducted this secondary analysis aimed at comparing estimates of neonatal gestational age by LMP and by Ballard and Dubowitz scores to antenatal ultrasound as the gold standard among low-birthweight, preterm neonates enrolled in an emollient trial in a tertiary-care children hospital in Bangladesh (19,20).
They also conducted serial blinded neurologic examinations using a modified Dubowitz score at 6 hours and 30 hours.
Modified Dubowitz scores correlated with IL-6 levels at 6 hours.
Potential subjects had to meet the following selection criteria: birth weight between 2,500 and 4,500 grams, systolic blood pressure greater than 40 mmHg, 1-minute and 5-minute Apgar scores greater than 7, gestational age by Dubowitz score of 38 to 42 weeks, no physical abnormalities, and age at the time of circumcision of at least 24 hours.
Confirmatory Dubowitz scores and delivery outcomes were obtained from hospital records for 140 cases.
A paediatrician assessed gestational ages of babies using Dubowitz scores (12).