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Cesarean section and the outcome of very preterm and very low-birthweight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18456078     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Births of extremely preterm infants, less than 26 weeks' gestation, by cesarean section have increased significantly in the United States over the past decade. The justification for this increase is not well supported in the literature. This review examines recent analyses that suggest there may be some survival advantage for infants less than 26 weeks delivered by cesarean section. The appropriateness of intervening with cesarean sections for these very immature infants, however, remains uncertain.
Michael H Malloy; Snehal Doshi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0095-5108     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-05     Completed Date:  2008-08-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-35, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Medical Branch, 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, TX 77555-0526, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / epidemiology
Cesarean Section*
Enterocolitis, Necrotizing / epidemiology
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intracranial Hemorrhages / epidemiology
Maternal Mortality
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / epidemiology

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