"Late-preterm" infants

A population at risk

William A. Engle, Kay M. Tomashek, Carol Wallman, Ann R. Stark, David H. Adamkin, Daniel G. Batton, Edward F. Bell, Vinod K. Bhutani, Susan E. Denson, Gilbert I. Martin, Kristi L. Watterberg, William Engle, Keith J. Barrington, Gary Hankins, Tonse N K Raju, Jim Couto

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Abstract

Late-preterm infants, defined by birth at 34 0/7 through 36 6/7 weeks' gestation, are less physiologically and metabolically mature than term infants. Thus, they are at higher risk of morbidity and mortality than term infants. The purpose of this report is to define "late preterm," recommend a change in terminology from "near term" to "late preterm," present the characteristics of late-preterm infants that predispose them to a higher risk of morbidity and mortality than term infants, and propose guidelines for the evaluation and management of these infants after birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1390-1401
Number of pages12
JournalPediatrics
Volume120
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Infant Mortality
Premature Infants
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Terminology
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Pregnancy

Keywords

  • Late preterm
  • Moderate preterm
  • Morbidity
  • Mortality
  • Near-term
  • Readmission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Engle, W. A., Tomashek, K. M., Wallman, C., Stark, A. R., Adamkin, D. H., Batton, D. G., ... Couto, J. (2007). "Late-preterm" infants: A population at risk. Pediatrics, 120(6), 1390-1401. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-2952

"Late-preterm" infants : A population at risk. / Engle, William A.; Tomashek, Kay M.; Wallman, Carol; Stark, Ann R.; Adamkin, David H.; Batton, Daniel G.; Bell, Edward F.; Bhutani, Vinod K.; Denson, Susan E.; Martin, Gilbert I.; Watterberg, Kristi L.; Engle, William; Barrington, Keith J.; Hankins, Gary; Raju, Tonse N K; Couto, Jim.

In: Pediatrics, Vol. 120, No. 6, 12.2007, p. 1390-1401.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Engle, WA, Tomashek, KM, Wallman, C, Stark, AR, Adamkin, DH, Batton, DG, Bell, EF, Bhutani, VK, Denson, SE, Martin, GI, Watterberg, KL, Engle, W, Barrington, KJ, Hankins, G, Raju, TNK & Couto, J 2007, '"Late-preterm" infants: A population at risk', Pediatrics, vol. 120, no. 6, pp. 1390-1401. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-2952
Engle WA, Tomashek KM, Wallman C, Stark AR, Adamkin DH, Batton DG et al. "Late-preterm" infants: A population at risk. Pediatrics. 2007 Dec;120(6):1390-1401. https://doi.org/10.1542/peds.2007-2952
Engle, William A. ; Tomashek, Kay M. ; Wallman, Carol ; Stark, Ann R. ; Adamkin, David H. ; Batton, Daniel G. ; Bell, Edward F. ; Bhutani, Vinod K. ; Denson, Susan E. ; Martin, Gilbert I. ; Watterberg, Kristi L. ; Engle, William ; Barrington, Keith J. ; Hankins, Gary ; Raju, Tonse N K ; Couto, Jim. / "Late-preterm" infants : A population at risk. In: Pediatrics. 2007 ; Vol. 120, No. 6. pp. 1390-1401.
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