Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to VLBW: ELBW
VLBWVery Low Birth Weight (less than 1500 grams)
References in periodicals archive ?
Over the past few decades, the outcomes of VLBW and ELBW neonates have improved significantly, particularly since the introduction of exogenous surfactant therapy in 1990'111 and the increased administration of antenatal steroids since the mid-1990s.
Hyperglycemia in VLBW Infants; Incidence, Risk Factors and Outcome.
The study showed that parents of VP and VLBW babies were confronted with more challenging situations during their children's life: their child's different start in neonatal intensive care, a much higher rate of disability (e.
The study population included all VLBW infants admitted to the neonatal unit, including the intensive care unit, from 1 January 2013 to 31 December 2015.
Talavera and her associates cited the lack of a control nursery that did not implement these interventions as a major limitation of their study, but the study results would seem to make an excellent case for implementation of this simple, low-risk, low-cost interventional plan to reduce NEC among VLBW infants.
The investigators matched each VLBW child with the next child born in the same maternity ward who was of normal birthweight and the same sex.
The proportion of VLBW (< 1,500g) born to teenage girls was 13-times that of older women (3.
The recruitment of VLBW infants was conducted prospectively and consecutively over a period of 39 months.
As a result, VLBW infants have increased transepidermal water loss (TEWL) and normal barrier function is delayed.
reported that mothers of very low birth weight (VLBW) babies continued to self-rate PTSD symptoms at a significantly higher rate two to three years following birth than did mothers of normal birth weight babies with 17% of the 24 respondents with VLBW babies reporting symptoms indicative of clinical PTSD.
The aim of this study was to investigate the level of depressive symptoms and to determine the associated factors among mothers who have infants with VLBW.