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Physiologic underpinnings for clinical problems in moderately preterm and late preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24182953     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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This article highlights some of the important developmental characteristics that underpin common problems seen in moderate and late preterm infants. Preterm birth is associated with an increased prevalence of clinical problems caused by functional immaturities in a wide variety of organ systems, acquired problems, and problems associated with inadequate monitoring and/or follow-up plans. There are variations in the degree of maturation among infants of similar gestational ages because the developmental process is nonlinear. Therefore, different organ systems mature at rates and trajectories that are specific to their functions. A better understanding of these principles can help guide optimal treatment strategies.
Authors:
Rakesh Sahni; Richard A Polin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2013-09-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-04     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  645-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Pediatrics, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 3959 Broadway, MSCHN-1201, New York, NY 10032, USA.
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