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Premature neonates with difficulties in swallowing and sucking

Grant number: 12/16403-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): September 30, 2013
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Speech Therapy
Principal Investigator:Zelita Caldeira Ferreira Guedes
Grantee:Danielly Fernanda Dias
Host Institution: Escola Paulista de Medicina (EPM). Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP). Campus São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The neonatal period is especially critical for prematurely born infants who may present sucking and swallowing difficulty which must be addressed by their mothers and by health specialists. The objective of this retrospective study was to analyze the efficiency of sucking and swallowing of 30 premature neonates who were born and assessed by a speech pathologist in Hospital São Paulo between 2010 and 2011 and associate. It to different characteristics of neonates including their weight at birth.(AU)

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