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  1. Zahr, Lina Kurdahi


Although the incidence of low birth weight (LBW) has improved only slightly in the past two decades, infant mortality has declined substantially (1). The improved mortality rate can be attributed to advances in newborn intensive care. Dramatic changes in technical, medical, and nursing care of low-birth-weight infants (less than 2,500 grams) has ensured the survival of smaller and sicker infants (1,2).