In the year 2000, about 58 000 infants were born weighing less
than 1500 g. Although this figure accounts for just 1.4% of all births, very
low-birth–weight infants account for the highest rates of neonatal morbidity
In particular, such infants are at risk for neurological impairments,
abnormal cognitive development, speech and language delay, hearing loss, behavioral
disorders, learning disabilities, visual impairment, pulmonary impairment,
and growth impairment, concludes a new evidence report from the Agency for
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Vastag B. Herb for Minor Depression? JAMA. 2003;289(15):1915. doi:10.1001/jama.289.15.1915-a
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