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Can we estimate the length of stay of very preterm multiples?

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posted on 26.03.2020, 15:04 by S Seaton, E Draper, K Abrams, N Modi, B Manktelow

In our recent paper1 we provided estimates of length of stay for very preterm (24–31 weeks gestational age) singleton babies admitted for neonatal care in units within England. As with much neonatal research, we chose to exclude multiples (twins, triplets and higher order; in this letter referred to as ‘multiples’) from this initial work. However, as around 1 in 10 twins are born before 32 weeks, compared with around 1 in 100 singleton births,2 it is important to be able to also estimate the length of stay for these babies to aid the planning of healthcare resources and facilitate the counselling of their parents.

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Seaton SE, Draper ES, Abrams KR on behalf of the UK Neonatal Collaborative, et alCan we estimate the length of stay of very preterm multiples?Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition 2019;104:F568-F570.

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AM (Accepted Manuscript)

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Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fetal and Neonatal Edition

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104

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F568-F570

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BMJ Publishing Group

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1359-2998

Acceptance date

14/01/2019

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2019

Available date

02/02/2019

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https://fn.bmj.com/content/104/5/F568

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en

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