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The prognostic value of initial blood lactate concentration measurements in very low birthweight infants and their use in development of a new disease severity scoring system
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    Evaluating the use of the NIPI scoring system in an alternative setting

    Dear Editor,

    Phillips et.al (1) demonstrated the Neonatal Illness Prognosis Indicator (NIPI) to be a good predictor of mortality in very low birth weight neonates. We carried out a study replicating the design of the original research to evaluate the use of this newly developed scoring system in a different setting.

    The study was based in Glan Clwyd District General Hospital, Boddelwyddan, which has...

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