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preemie

A premature infant (one born before the full term of 37 weeks). The pediatric surgeon specializes in treating preemies. She was a premie when she was born, and she had all sorts of health complications as a result.

preemie

n. a premature baby. (Medical.) There were two preemies born today.
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Tiny preemies often have lasting physical or mental disabilities.
To learn more about 'Tinis for Preemies evenings or for sponsorship information, visit http://GrahamsFoundation.org/events/tinis-for-preemies or call Connie at 888.466.2948 ext.
And if a boy preemie and a girl preemie are born at the same gestational age, the boy will be at higher risk of death or disability, she said.
Last spring, this same international coalition provided the first country-by-country estimates of preterm births and recommended some inexpensive steps that developing countries could take to improve preemie survival.
Preemies have four progressive levels of functioning: physiologic control (such as coordinated breathing and swallowing); motor control (flailing movements at the lower end and smoother ones with greater development); state control (smooth moves from crying to alertness); and interaction (gazing at objects).
As of 2002, we know that such treatment should be restricted to those rare, life-threatening cases of CLD that may, on occasion, occur in the tiniest and sickest of preemies. More important, however, parents and professionals alike must learn to accept better the dual nature of modern neonatal care.
That's common for preemies, and can result in brain damage or death.
'A sense of normalcy': Former preemie donates infant clothes to Aurora hospital
"While attracting support for the mission is obviously a primary goal of our 'Tinis for Preemies series, these special evenings also represent an opportunity for those whose lives have been touched by premature birth to connect with one another and to give back."
This is important as the number of preemies is on the rise.
We have no choice but to remove the dead parts of the intestine, but despite surgery, half of these preemie babies still die from the condition," he said.
We make the blankets to comfort children from preemies to teenagers," Ms.
Als is convinced that, for the best of reasons and with unimpeachable motivations, Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) unfortunately rarely treat preemies in a way that maximizes their chances of developing to their greatest potential.
But the preemies experienced a marked catch-up response to polyribosylribitol phosphate after their booster injection, thus eliminating the difference between premature and term infants in protection against H.
Previous research established that IGF-1 concentrations are higher in full-term babies than in preemies, says Lois E.