from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Occurring or appearing before the expected time at the end of a full-term pregnancy: preterm labor; a preterm infant.
- n. An infant born prematurely.
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- adj. Of a premature birth or baby.
- n. A premature birth or baby.
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Cerebral hemodynamics in preterm infants during positional intervention measured with diffuse correlation spectroscopy and transcranial Doppler ultrasound.
Earlier research had suggested several factors behind the rising preterm rate, including increases in preterm labor induction and cesarean sections and a growing proportion of multiple births, which are more likely to be premature.
But the new report found a decline in preterm births for all modes of delivery — induced and non-induced vaginal deliveries and C-sections.
It's important, Alan Fleischman, medical director of the March of Dimes, says of the overall decline in preterm births from 2006 to 2008.
In this study, investigators are using a novel optical imaging technique to investigate cerebrovascular autoregulation in preterm infants.
The overall shunt infection rate is 3 to 10 percent, but may be as high as 20 percent in preterm infants.
Diffuse correlation spectroscopy for measurement of cerebral blood flow in preterm infants
Thirty-five states saw a significant decline in preterm births.
A preterm labor is one that begins before the thirty-seventh week of pregnancy, and births that result from preterm labor are called preterm births.
For example, women in preterm labor today are often transferred from local hospitals to specialized medical centers with expertise in caring for high-risk newborns.