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Analysis of morbidity and outcome of infants weighing less than 800 grams at birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6463697     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
To ascertain the morbidity, outcome, and prediction of survival of infants weighing less than 800 gm at birth, we reviewed all newborn and follow-up records for this group who were treated at The Medical Center between 1978 and 1981. Of the 71 infants in this category, 12 survived and underwent comprehensive evaluations between six and 36 months of age. Nine of the 12 infants had no abnormalities on neurologic examination; ten had developmental quotients greater than 70; one was severely visually impaired; and three had evidence of growth retardation. Factors correlating with nonsurvival included a birth weight of less than 700 gm, asphyxia, fused eyelids, hypothermia, and male sex. We conclude that, although mortality is high, survivors can have a satisfactory outcome.
S Levi; W Taylor; L E Robinson; L I Levy
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Southern medical journal     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0038-4348     ISO Abbreviation:  South. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-09-18     Completed Date:  1984-09-18     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404522     Medline TA:  South Med J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  975-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child Development
Child, Preschool
Evaluation Studies as Topic
Follow-Up Studies
Infant Mortality
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / epidemiology*
Infant, Premature
Infant, Small for Gestational Age
Neurologic Examination
Sex Factors

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