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Adverse effects of neonatal transport between level III centres.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8489796     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The effect of neonatal transport between level III intensive care nurseries was studied by comparing the outcome of 40 infants inborn at a regional level III centre but transported to other level III nurseries for intensive care, with 80 matched inborn controls. Transport appeared to affect respiratory status adversely but transiently. However, transported infants grew less well than control infants (32% were below 3rd centile for weight at 36 weeks vs 15% of controls), were more likely to suffer periventricular haemorrhage (40 vs 21% of controls) and had a worse neurodevelopmental outcome (70% normal at follow up vs 83% of controls). It can be concluded that for infants inborn at the National Women's Hospital, Auckland, transport to another level III centre for intensive care is associated with an increased risk of adverse outcome.
J E Harding; S M Morton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  29     ISSN:  1034-4810     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  1993 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-06-17     Completed Date:  1993-06-17     Revised Date:  2007-09-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology,  mortality,  therapy*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data*
New Zealand / epidemiology
Prospective Studies
Respiration Disorders / epidemiology,  therapy
Transportation of Patients / statistics & numerical data*
Treatment Outcome

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