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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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This condition is much rarer in late preterm and term infants, highlighting the central role of immaturity in the pathophysiology of glucose homeostasis in preterm newborns (7).
Apart from preterm birth, OPD and OD showed distinct risk profiles that were tested against the MBS results of dysphagia in this sample of mostly late preterm infants.
"Everyone has just assumed that late preterm babies are fine, and there are no long-term problems.
"Late Preterm" is the name given to newborns delivered at a gestational age of between 34 and 36 weeks.
Mean hospital costs associated with LOS are approximately between US$1,000 for a term infant and US$40,000 for an infant born either moderately or late preterm [13].
Comparison of mortality rates in Figures 2(a) and 2(b) shows that especially in the late preterm period (33-36 weeks) and at term (37-42 weeks) birth weight ratio allows more accurate differentiation between different SGA grades than birth weight percentiles.
Emergency department visits and rehospitalizations in late preterm infants.
(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).
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.
"Late preterm babies," those bore between 32 and 37 weeks (eighth and ninth months) of pregnancy, "have a good chance of survival if the basic, low cost interventions are in place." UNICEF says that around 84 percent of the 350,000 preterm babies that are born annually in the Philippines fall into this category.
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.