viable infant

viable infant

Neonatology An infant who is likely to survive to the point of sustaining life independently, given the benefit of available medical therapy. Cf Nonviable fetus.
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Her body was found with a "viable infant" on the floor, still tethered to the body of the mother by the umbilical cord.
Preterm vaginal delivery at 32 weeks resulted in a viable infant. Excision of the ovarian mass revealed Krukenberg tumor (KKT).
In our case, this approach led to negative [beta]-hCG levels for greater than 1-year post therapy and the subsequent delivery of a viable infant.
The 13,258 women studied were those who underwent an elective cesarean of a viable infant at 37 weeks gestation or later in the absence of labour or other obstetric or medical indications for early cesarean delivery (prior to 39 weeks).
(1) Twenty-five pregnancies were not identified until the woman went into labor; 12 of these resulted in the birth of a viable infant. On the basis of these data, analysts estimate that each year in Germany, 1,600 births occur to women who did not know that they were pregnant until they were at least 20 weeks into the pregnancy; 300 of these births are to women who learn of their pregnancy only when labor begins.
The second story, "A Viable Infant," for instance, is recounted in the third person and, unusually, includes a woman.
Current perinatal standards of care recommend admission of all viable infants with VLBW born in a level III facility into the NICU; those standards and the findings in this report should be considered in light of waning efforts in the United States to regionalize perinatal services, which would geographically distribute facilities in such a manner that mothers with high-risk pregnancies will be more likely to give birth in level III facilities.
Marginally viable infants, he claims, "require immediate treatment to stabilize the situation" so they can be fully assessed.
Gibbs' institution for all viable infants delivered at less than 37 weeks' gestation with a diagnosis of chorioamnionitis and a birth weight under 2,500 g between 1998 and 2001.