Optimizing care and outcome for late-preterm (near-term) infants: a summary of the workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.

@article{Raju2006OptimizingCA,
  title={Optimizing care and outcome for late-preterm (near-term) infants: a summary of the workshop sponsored by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.},
  author={Tonse N. K. Raju and Rosemary D. Higgins and Ann R. Stark and Kenneth J. Leveno},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2006},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={1207-14}
}
In 2003, 12.3% of births in the United States were preterm (< 37 completed weeks of gestation). This represents a 31% increase in the preterm birth rate since 1981. The largest contribution to this increase was from births between 34 and 36 completed weeks of gestation (often called the "near term" but referred to as "late preterm" in this article). Compared with term infants, late-preterm infants have higher frequencies of respiratory distress, temperature instability, hypoglycemia… CONTINUE READING
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