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Title: Feeding practice outcome for preterm infants in two neonatology units in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Khalil, M.K.M.
Al Ghamdi, Y.S.
Al Yahia, O.A.
Subah, A.
Barmad, R.
Issue Date: 2004
Language: English
Abstract: We carried out a follow-up study to investigate variation in short-term outcome for preterm infants in 2 hospitals in Buraidah. We compared gestational age, birth weight, head circumference at birth and length of stay. Outcome measures were weight gain/day, feeding pattern on discharge and feeding pattern 1 month after discharge. Mean weight gain was significantly higher in hospital A, 9.6 [+/- 19.7] g/day compared to -1.2 [+/- 29.5] g/day in hospital B [P = 0.049]. The proportion of infants exclusively breastfed 1 month after discharge was 37.5% in hospital B compared to 13.2% in hospital A [P = 0.0224]. There are clear hospital level differences in short-term outcome in the same region, emphasizing the need for continuous follow-up and evaluation of differences in a perinatal audit
Description: 283-288
Keywords: Infant, Premature
Birth Weight
Length of Stay
Breast Feeding
Gestational Age
Subject: Feeding Methods
ISSN: 1020-3397
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