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Use of nerve conduction velocity to determine gestational age in infants at risk and in very-low-birth-weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6864374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nerve conduction velocity was used to measure gestational age in at risk and very-low-birth-weight neonates. The method gave highly significant correlations with gestational estimates by the Dubowitz score and with confirmed maternal dates; 86% of the estimates agreed within two weeks with confirmed maternal dates. The method is valid in babies 30 weeks old or younger and is reproducible after the first postnatal week. There was no difference in babies small for gestational age. The technique was estimated to predict gestation with a standard deviation of +/- 1.14 weeks.
G Miller; J Z Heckmatt; L M Dubowitz; V Dubowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of pediatrics     Volume:  103     ISSN:  0022-3476     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1983 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-08-17     Completed Date:  1983-08-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375410     Medline TA:  J Pediatr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  109-12     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Gestational Age*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Neural Conduction*

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