VLBW


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VLBWVery Low Birth Weight (less than 1500 grams)
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According to the unadjusted logistic model (Table 2), the following factors were identified as being associated with IVH: VLBW, extreme prematurity (<28 weeks), outborn delivery, the mother not having attended an antenatal clinic, blood transfusion, vaginal delivery, suspected sepsis, and treatment for PDA.
Many VLBW infants (15 percent) develop a hospital-acquired infection (Horbar et al.
Using a wide range of vascular and metabolic markers, as well as echocardiography, we have now evaluated BNP and CNP peptides as potential biomarkers of cardiovascular risk at age 28 years in 229 subjects born with VLBW and 100 age- and sex-matched controls.
In recent years, the feeding of the premature baby has become, rightly, a priority in the assistance of this category of newborns; the breast milk is considered an "essential drug" in particular for VLBW. It is now proven that an incorrect nutrition during the first weeks of life results in significant negative consequences in the short and long terms [8, 9].
Benjamin et al., "Anaerobic antimicrobial therapy after necrotizing enterocolitis in VLBW infants," Pediatrics, vol.
To identify the characteristics of the VLBW neonates admitted to the GSH neonatal nursery, with emphasis on the differences in outcomes between inborn and outborn patients, and identify focus areas for improvement of these outcomes.
VP babies are defined as having been born at fewer than 32 weeks gestation and VLBW babies were born weighing less than 1500 grams.
Early onset neonatal sepsis (EOS) occurs within the first few days of life and remains an uncommon but significant cause of morbidity and mortality among very low birth weight (VLBW) infants (28,29), while late onset neonatal sepsis (LOS) occurs between 4-7 days of life and is associated with the morbidity and mortality of hospitalized neonates worldwide due to invasive interventions, prolonged ventilation and prolonged stay in neonatal intensive care units as a consequence of prematurity and VLBW (30).
Several subcategories of preterm infants are identified on the basis of both gestational age (32 to <37 weeks: moderate to late preterm; 28 to <32 weeks: very preterm; <28 weeks: extremely preterm) and weight at birth (1500 to <2500 g: low birthweight, LBW; 1000 to <1500 g: very low birthweight, VLBW; <1000 g: extremely low birthweight, ELBW), reflecting increasing degrees of prematurity.
Another study using the Bayley III showed that the developmental outcome o] very low birthweight (VLBW) children in South Africa hac developmental outcome within the normal range; however this study did not have a control group [8].
Hypophosphatemia is frequently observed in premature infants, especially in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants.