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Demographic data of the neonatal intensive care population of a county hospital in Texas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8420032     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Morbidity and mortality associated with neonatal intensive care affect strongly the socioeconomic aspect of the health-care system. A retrospective study of the neonatal intensive care population at a county hospital in Texas showed that most deaths were related to nontreatable causes. Prematurity was a major cause both of increased mortality and morbidity. Although improved management of a premature infant with hyaline membrane disease using artificial surfactant improved survival, this treatment did not change the morbidity. The incidence of morbidity was related directly to the degree of prematurity. Illicit drug use also had a direct correlation with infants who had low birth weights. Overall, the mortality and morbidity data were consistent with incidence data reported nationally.
D M Patel; D K Nelms
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Texas medicine     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0040-4470     ISO Abbreviation:  Tex Med     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-02-05     Completed Date:  1993-02-05     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0051012     Medline TA:  Tex Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  75-82     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics/Division of Newborn Medicine, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson 39216-4505.
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Hispanic Americans
Hospitals, County
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / epidemiology*,  mortality
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal*
Retrospective Studies
Texas / epidemiology

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