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Gestational age in the literature
  1. B V Pai,
  2. V A Pai
  1. Royal Sussex Count Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, UK;

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    In neonatology, the correct gestational age (GA) is extremely important, as the viability and survival of the premature baby depend on it. A difference of a few hours or a day can have a substantial impact on the survival and long term morbidity of premature babies.

    Doctors are trained to report the GA of a premature baby in exact days—for example, 26+4 (GA = 26 completed weeks and 4 days). Reporting …

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