preterm infant

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Synonyms for preterm infant

an infant that is born prior to 37 weeks of gestation

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Although this seems to be an advance, short-term and long-term effects on the preterm infant are not as positive as could be expected.
Preterm infants face with the problems related to preterm delivery in addition to perinatal and postnatal risks.
The purpose of this Best Practice Information Sheet is present the best available evidence on the benefits and potential risks associated with positioning of preterm infants.
In addition, certain medications commonly used in the treatment of preterm infants (including some antibiotics) can lead to hearing loss and subsequent speech or language delays.
In settings with a high incidence of premature/LBW infants, the most cost-effective and beneficial manner of caring for a stable preterm infant is KC.
This parent-to-parent peer support paired mothers with trained mothers who previously had a preterm infant, who provided principally telephone support in reducing stress among mothers.
In a previous study when the child was 3 and 12 months old, both parents of 54 term infants and 49 preterm infants were individually examined while they were interacting with their infant in home settings during a structured task (the Nursing Child Assessment Teaching Scale).
A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted involving 94 preterm infants who were recruited between days 1 and 3 of life between June 2008 and May 2011.
What is fascinating in this material is the continuum of fetal behaviour, that is then seen in preterm infants, term babies and young infants, as documented in Prechtl's Method on the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements in Preterm, Term and Young Infants ((Einspieler, Prechtl, & Bos, 2005).
Mortality and morbidity in extremely preterm infants (22 to 26 weeks of gestation): Austria 1999-2001.
Because poor postnatal growth in preterm infants may have long-term consequences (15), mechanisms regulating food intake and growth in these infants are of great interest.
Have given birth to a low birth-weight or preterm infant in the past.
The mother of a preterm infant can actively contribute to the recovery, growth and development of her child by expressing (pumping) breast milk and bringing it to the hospital.
In other words, if a preterm infant was born to a mother who did not use the HUAM device, could the physician be held liable?
Full term infants' behaviors including crying, facial expressions, and body movements are much easier for parents to interpret and respond to than preterm infant behaviors (Barnard, Bee, & Hammond, 1984; Field, 1979; Goldberg, Brachfeld, & DiVitto, 1980).