New Ballard Score

New Ballard Score

a system of newborn assessment of gestational maturation. It provides a valid estimation of postnatal maturation for preterm infants with gestational ages greater than 20 weeks and covers a dozen categories, including posture, arm recoil, popliteal angle, skin, plantar surface, and genitals.
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Assessment of gestational age of newborns using New Ballard Score (NBS) may not be reliable as its accuracy depends on the skill of examiner (9) and the condition of the neonate.
The measure of gestational age for inclusion in the original trial was an average of Dubowitz and new Ballard scores and reported LMP by the mother or family to intake paediatrician (2,3).
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