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premature

(of an infant) weighing less than 2500 g (5½ lbs) and usually born before the end of the full period of gestation
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The treatable causes include refractive error, childhood cataract, childhood glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, uveitis and corneal infections.
The twin pilot initiatives on Diabetic Retinopathy (DR) and Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) were part of a five-year, multi-million-pound grant by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
Prematurity is defined as birth of babies before completed 37 weeks of gestation1.
Ngwiri said diseases like high blood pressure, often suffered by pregnant mothers, causes prematurity in children.
In the past, there have been reports of applicability of methylxanthines and theophylline being used for the cure of episodic apnea in premature infants till they complete a post-conceptional age of 34-35 weeks.1 As demonstrated by a literature review designed for the objective of prophylaxis or treatment of apnea of prematurity, some documentation regarding the use of theophylline or caffeine depicting some degree of altercation regarding the dosage regime2, the appropriate concentration of serum methylxanthine, the compulsion for drug monitoring, and the outcome of drug usage,3 is still present.
When giving a brief history of the day, Dr Mamiki Chise, a paediatric at NRH, said the World Prematurity Day started in 2008 in Europe by a group of parents and was later rolled out to the whole world in 2011.
While supporting the new initiatives taken by the Government of Pakistan to reduce preterm births and newborn mortality due to related complications, UNICEF calls for Working Together: Partnering with families in the care of small and sick newborns, which is also the theme, this year for the World Prematurity Day, being observed globally on November 17, 2018.
According to the UN agency, each day over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to birth asphyxia, prematurity and sepsis.
All three NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde maternity hospitals will mark World Prematurity Day.
Prematurity is also the leading cause of death among children under five worldwide.
ISLAMABAD:The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) on Friday said that each year over 600 newborns die in Pakistan due to complications related to birth asphyxia, prematurity and sepsis.
One in 10 newborns in Cyprus is born premature, while according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) the country is 13th in the world in proportion of population as regards prematurity, it was announced on Tuesday.