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Title: Time to address the knowledge gaps for late preterm birth
Authors: Boyle, Elaine
First Published: 14-Jun-2018
Publisher: Wiley
Citation: Acta Paediatrica, 2018
Abstract: Late preterm babies, born between 34+0 and 36+6 weeks of gestation, account for around 6-7% of all births and for three quarters of all preterm births. It is perhaps surprising therefore that for years, such a large population of babies, has been regarded with a degree of disinterest by clinicians. However, the large majority appear well at birth, spend only a short time in hospital compared with their very preterm counterparts, and for the most part do not cause anxiety for neonatologists and paediatricians; in addition, many do well in the long term. Their larger size and apparent maturity, and presumed good outcomes have all led to these babies being managed postnatally in much the same way as those born at term.
DOI Link: 10.1111/apa.14420
ISSN: 0803-5253
eISSN: 1651-2227
Embargo on file until: 14-Jun-2019
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2018, Wiley. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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