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Rapid assessment of gestational age at birth.
  1. J M Parkin,
  2. E N Hey,
  3. J S Clowes

    Abstract

    A simple scoring system based on skin colour, skin texture, breast development, and ear firmness that can be performed even in an ill baby without manipulation or movement enables gestational age to be estimated to within +/- 15 days (95% confidence limits) at any time in the first 2 days of life. More complex techniques only marginally improve this estimate.

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