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(Burden), noun care, cumbrance, duty, incubus, liability, load, mass, obligation, onus, oppression, ponderousness, pressure, responsibility

weight

(Credibility), noun belief, certainty, confidence, credence, credibleness, credit, faith, impressiveness, positiveness, reliance, trustworthiness, validity

weight

(Importance), noun authority, consequence, degree of importance, effect, efficacy, eminence, emphasis, enormity, force, import, impressiveness, influence, interest, magnitude, merit, moment, potency, power, prominence, quality, seriousness, significance, value
Associated concepts: weight of the evidence
Foreign phrases: Ponderantur testes, non numerantur.Witnesses are weighed, not counted. Testimonia ponneranda sunt, non numeranda. Evidence is to be weighed, not counted.
See also: burden, clout, concern, consequence, corpus, degree, dint, dominance, eminence, emphasis, import, importance, incumbrance, influence, interest, load, magnitude, materiality, onus, power, predominance, pressure, prestige, primacy, significance, stress

WEIGHT. A quality in natural bodies, by which they tend towards the centre of the earth.
     2. Under the article Measure, (q.v.) it is said that by the constitution congress possesses the power "to fix the standard of weights and measures," and that this power has not been exercised.
     3. The weights now generally used in the United States, are the same as those of England; they are of two kinds:


     1. AVOIRDUPOIS WEIGHT. 1st. Used in almost all commercial transactions, and in the common dealings of life. 27 1/3 1/2 grains = 1 dram 16 drams = 1 ounce 16 ounces = 1 pound, (lb.) 28 pounds = 1 quarter, (qr.) 4 quarters = 1 hundred weight, (cwt.) 20 hundred weight = 1 ton. 2d. Used for meat and fish. 8 pounds = 1 stone 3d. Used in the wool trade.
     Cwt. qr. lb. 7 pounds = 1 clove 14 pounds = 1 stone = 0 0 14 2 stones = 1 tod = 0 1 0 6 1/2 tods = 1 wey = 1 2 14 2 weys = 1 sack = 3 1 0 12 sacks = 1 last = 39 0 0 4th. Used for butter and cheese. 8 pounds = 1 clove 56 pounds = 1 firkin.
     2. TROY WEIGHT. 24 grams = 1 pennyweight 20 pennyweights = 1 ounce 12 ounces = 1 pound.

     4. These are the denominations of troy weight, when used for weighing gold, silver and precious stones, except diamonds. Troy weight is also used by apothecaries in compounding medicines; and by them the ounce is divided into eight drams, and the drain into three scruples, so that the latter is equal to twenty grains. For scientific purposes, the grain only is used, and sets of weights are constructed in decimal progression, from 10,000 grains downward to one-hundredth of a grain. The caret, used for weighing diamonds, is three and one-sixth grains.
     5. A short account of the French weights and measures is given under the article Measure.

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According to the screening protocol at CMJAH, every VLBW should have an ultrasound within the first 7 days of life, at 10-14 days of life, and before discharge.
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In summary, neutrophil CD64 expression used as a surveillance biomarker is both sensitive (89%) and specific (98%) for identifying LOS/NEC in VLBW infants.
Several studies reported that mothers of VLBW infants were at risk for experiencing psychological distress and depression following the child's birth (2,3,4,5).
3% of infants with VLBW were admitted to NICUs in 2006, although the percentage of infants admitted to NICUs varied widely by state.
However, in our study, some methodological considerations must be taken into account: the sample of VLBW preterm children was very small and the within-group variability was high; it is therefore difficult to determine statistically significant differences.
Gastrointestinal priming has emerged as a safe and effective practice with demonstrable beneficial effects for the VLBW by allowing earlier establishment of enteral nutrition, decreasing time of exclusive total parenteral nutrition and improving weight gain.
The sample size was determined according to data in the Brazilian scientific literature that estimate about 25-30% of VLBW premature infants will have some degree of ROP, requiring a minimum of 323 patients for estimating ROP prevalence with a 95% CI and a maximum acceptable difference of 5% (14).
The etiology of the higher risk among multiple gestation VLBW infants remains unknown, Dr.
Approximately 19% of the state's VLBW rate can be attributed to either underweight or overweight BMI at conception.
In these times o f fiscal conservativeness and managed care, questions are being raised as to the cost-benefit of heroic care for VLBW infants.
As we emphasized, a great deal of longitudinal research makes clear that as a group, VLBW premature ([is less than] 1,500 g) infants are at differentially greater risk for adverse long-term outcomes.