TITLE

prematurity

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1761
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "prematurity" is presented. It refers to the state of an infant born any time prior to completion of the 37th week of gestation. For the human being, the normal gestation period is 40 weeks. Premature infants are handicapped by a number of anatomical and physiological limitations. In direct proportion to the degree of immaturity present, these limitations vary.
ACCESSION #
21242015

 

Related Articles

  • Use of an Outcome by Gestation Table for Extremely Premature Babies: A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Views of Parents, Neonatal Nurses and Perinatologists. Koh, T H H G; Casey, Anne; Harrison, Helen // Journal of Perinatology;Dec2000, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p504 

    OBJECTIVES: To promote family-entered care and strengthen the process of informed consent it is essential that parents have access to information on the problems their baby may face. We have constructed an Outcome by Gestation Table (OGT) with information on survival, short-term complications...

  • Gestation Versus Outcome Table for Parents of Extremely Premature Infants. Koh, T H H G; Harrison, H; Morley, C // Journal of Perinatology;Sep99, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p452 

    Parents of extremely premature babies may have problems understanding and remembering information on likely outcome. We have constructed a simplified evidence-based "gestation versus outcome" table that could be offered to the parents. Such a table may promote consistency in the information...

  • Outcomes of infants born at 24 to 26 weeks of gestation. Walling, Anne D. // American Family Physician;5/1/1998, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p2220 

    Presents information on a study conducted on infants born at 24 to 26 weeks of gestation. Assessment of mortality and morbidity of the infants; How the study was conducted; Effects of spontaneous preterm labor on delivery of the infants; Details on the cognitive development to gestational age.

  • Growth, developmental milestones and health problems in the first 2 years in very preterm infants compared with term infants: a population based study. Bucher, Hans Ulrich; Killer, Christa; Ochsner, Yvonne; Vaihinger, Svantje; Fauchere, Jean-Claude // European Journal of Pediatrics;2002, Vol. 161 Issue 3, p151 

    Presents a study which evaluated the growth, developmental milestones and post-discharge morbidity of infants born before 32 weeks of gestation in Switzerland. Subjects and methods used; Results; Conclusion.

  • premature.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1878 

    A definition of the term "premature," which refers to being born before achieving full development, is presented.

  • prematurity.  // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p1878 

    A definition of the term "prematurity," which refers to an event when an infant was born before the completion of the 37th week of gestation, is presented.

  • Does Incomplete Growth and Development Predispose Teenagers to Preterm Delivery? A Template for Research. Stevens-Simon, Catherine; Beach, Roberta K; McGregor, James A // Journal of Perinatology;Jun2002, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p315 

    Pregnant teenagers are in better physical condition, suffer from fewer chronic diseases, and engage in fewer health - risky behaviors than socioeconomically similar pregnant adults, but give birth to a disproportionately large number of preterm infants. This systematic review of the adolescent...

  • Clinical digest. RISK OF PRETERM BIRTHS REDUCED IF PREGNANT WOMEN EAT PRUDENTLY.  // Nursing Standard;4/2/2014, Vol. 28 Issue 31, p18 

    The article discusses research in the article "Maternal Dietary Patterns and Preterm Delivery: Results From Large Prospective Cohort Study" by L. Englund-Ogge et al., which was published in 2014 on the web site of the "British Medical Journal" and found that the risk of preterm births is reduced...

  • Arterial oxygen tension (Pao2) values in infants <29 weeks of gestation at currently targeted saturations. D Quine // Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Jan2009, Vol. 94 Issue 1, pF51 

    BACKGROUND: Oxygen saturation (SpO2) monitors are commonly used to determine the need for supplemental oxygen. We aimed to describe the range of arterial oxygen tensions (PaO2) observed in preterm infants at saturation levels targeted in current trials. METHODS: In a cohort of 98 consecutive...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics