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Preterm birth may affect developmental outcomes later in life

Preterm birth may affect developmental outcomes later in life
May 4, 2016

BALTIMORE — Despite comparable developmental outcomes at age 24 months, late-preterm children exhibited lower reading and math scores in preschool and kindergarten compared with full-term children, according to data presented here.

“Late-preterm infants manifest lower school outcomes compared to early-term, term and late-term infants. Little is known about the pattern of developmental skills of late-preterm [infants] prior to school age,” Prachi Edlagan Shah, MD, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues wrote.

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Cytopathological Evaluation of Ocular Surface and Needle Washings Following Intravitreal Melphalan Injections for Retinoblastoma

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, March/April 2016, Volume 53 Issue 2
There is concern that injections into eyes with retinoblastoma are dangerous and allow tumor escapement. This study…
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Dermatology: A Morphologic Approach to Differential Diagnosis: August 2015

Keck School of Medicine of USC and Pediatric Annals

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