Validity of Newborn Clinical Assessment to Determine Gestational Age in Bangladesh

@article{Lee2016ValidityON,
  title={Validity of Newborn Clinical Assessment to Determine Gestational Age in Bangladesh},
  author={Anne C. C. Lee and Luke C. Mullany and Karima Ladhani and Jamal Uddin and Dipak Kumar Mitra and Parvez Ahmed and Parul Christian and Alain Bernard Labrique and Sushil Kanta Dasgupta and R. Peter Lokken and Mohammed A. Quaiyum and A. Baqui},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={138}
}
BACKGROUND: Gestational age (GA) is frequently unknown or inaccurate in pregnancies in low-income countries. Early identification of preterm infants may help link them to potentially life-saving interventions. METHODS: We conducted a validation study in a community-based birth cohort in rural Bangladesh. GA was determined by pregnancy ultrasound (<20 weeks). Community health workers conducted home visits (<72 hours) to assess physical/neuromuscular signs and measure anthropometrics. The… 

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