The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 85, Issue 8, pp 706–707 | Cite as

Effect of Placental Transfusion on Iron Stores in Moderately Preterm Neonates of 30-33 weeks Gestation: Correspondence

  • Viraraghavan Vadakkencherry RamaswamyEmail author

To the Editor: I had read the original research titled “Effect of placental transfusion on iron stores in moderately preterm neonates of 30–33 weeks gestation” published in March’ 18 issue of IJP with great interest [1]. I would like to compliment the authors in undertaking such a commendable research and eventually publishing it in an esteemed journal.

As I was reading through the article I found that the term “3 months PMA” has been used quite often in the article. The correct terminology should have been “52 weeks PMA” or “3 months corrected age”. It should be noted that these three words “PMA”, “Corrected age” and “PNA” are completely different. The American Academy of Pediatrics in its policy statement has defined these terms very clearly and the use of the correct terminology is of utmost importance especially when it comes to extreme and very preterm babies [2]; “3 months PMA” actually means that the fetus is 12-wk-old from the last menstrual period.

Another aspect that i would...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PediatricsNori Multi Speciality HospitalVijayawadaIndia

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