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Etiology and outcome of extremely low-birth-weight infants.
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PMID:  8678156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: Our purpose was to determine whether the reason for delivery of extremely low-birth-weight infants influenced the immediate neonatal outcome. STUDY DESIGN: At a regional perinatal center a retrospective analysis of 111 neonates with birth weights between 500 and 800 gm and their respective mothers was performed. The mother-infant pairs were grouped according to the reason for delivery. Group 1 included those with idiopathic preterm labor. Group 2 included mothers with preterm rupture of membranes. Group 3 included those delivered for maternal or fetal indications. Group 4 included all multiple gestations. Maternal, intrapartum, and neonatal outcome variables were then evaluated for statistical significance by analysis of variance and chi2 methods and a p value of 0.05. RESULTS: The neonatal outcome variables (survival and incidence of major intraventricular hemorrhage, hyaline membrane disease, and fetal sepsis) were not found to be significantly different among the four groups tested. CONCLUSION: The reason for the delivery of extremely low-birth-weight infants does not have an impact on the immediate neonatal outcome in these neonates.
T A Iannucci; P G Tomich; J G Gianopoulos
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  174     ISSN:  0002-9378     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-08-09     Completed Date:  1996-08-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1896-900; discussion 1900-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loyola University, Maywood, Illinois 60153, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorioamnionitis / complications
Fetal Membranes, Premature Rupture*
Gestational Age
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Multivariate Analysis
Obstetric Labor, Premature*
Pregnancy Outcome*
Pregnancy, Multiple*
Retrospective Studies

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