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Annual audit of neonatal morbidity in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1444552     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Annual odds ratios, standardised for known confounding variables, were used to examine trends in major neonatal morbidities among 3220 preterm infants of less than 35 weeks' gestation admitted to a regional referral centre between 1980 and 1991. Despite improved survival, the risk of major cerebral haemorrhage, ventriculoperitoneal shunt insertion, and necrotising enterocolitis was unchanged. A recent reduction in risk of pneumothorax and persistence of the arterial duct was noted. An increased risk for chronic lung disease over time could be accounted for by increased survival, although a similar increase in risk for infection remained unexplained.
R W Cooke
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of disease in childhood     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1468-2044     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-22     Completed Date:  1992-12-22     Revised Date:  2008-11-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372434     Medline TA:  Arch Dis Child     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1174-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Mersey Regional Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Liverpool Maternity Hospital.
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Infections / epidemiology
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / epidemiology
Cerebral Hemorrhage / epidemiology
Ductus Arteriosus, Patent / epidemiology
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology*
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal / statistics & numerical data*
Medical Audit*
Odds Ratio
Pneumothorax / epidemiology
Treatment Outcome
Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt

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