Despite the referral protocol in place, many high-risk VLBW
and ELBW deliveries still do not take place at GSH.
It is important information for counselling of parents of VP and VLBW
children dealing with disability and schooling problems in childhood.
There were 1 562 VLBW
infants born between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015 at CMJAH.
Almost one-third (32%) of the VLBW
cohort had a mental health diagnosis on the DAWBA, which resembled findings from a recent study in Norway, reported Dr.
In this study, although the proportion of both very preterm delivery and VLBW
babies was significantly more in teenage girls, this was not adversely reflected in the five-minute Apgar scores.
infants born within the 39-month study period (October 2006 through January 2010) were consecutively recruited into the study.
Methods: The sample consisted of 105 subjects: 35 mothers of VLBW
infants (<1500 g), 35 mothers of low birth weight (LBW) infants (1500-2500 g), and 35 mothers of healthy term infants (>2500 g).
infants (body weight <1000 g) and collected a net mean UCB volume of only 37 mL; RBC preparation was successful only in exceptional cases.
5 pounds) at birth and VLBW
is defined as less than 1500 grams (3.
Effect of breastmilk consumption on neurodevelopmental outcomes at 6 and 12 months of age in VLBW
In 2006, the mortality rate among infants with VLBW
It has been observed that full-term children show linguistic difficulties at school age, but these problems are even more pronounced in low birth weight (LBW) and VLBW
children (Ortiz-Mantilla, Choudhury, Leevers, & Benasich, 2008).