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Full-term neonatal intenstive care unit admission in an urban community hospital: the role of respiratory morbidity.
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PMID:  21299397     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective.?To investigate the incidence of respiratory morbidity among full-term neonatal intenstive care unit (NICU) admissions and identify risk factors for such admissions. Methods.?We performed a retrospective cohort study of NICU admissions between 1/06 and 12/08. We included neonates between 37 and 40 weeks with a diagnosis of transient tachypnea of the newborn (TTN), respiratory distress syndrome (RDS), pneumonia, pneumothorax, and meconium aspiration syndrome. Obstetrical outcomes were compared with a control group of women during the same period whose neonates were not admitted to the NICU. Results.?Two-hundred two infants admitted to the NICU with respiratory morbidity were compared with 9580 controls. TTN comprised the majority of the respiratory morbidity. Only RDS was associated with cesarean delivery. Conclusion.?RDS remains a significant morbidity in full-term NICU admission. When compared with controls, admissions to our NICU with any respiratory morbidity were more likely to be delivered by cesarean to a mother with hypertension or diabetes during pregnancy.
Kari Horowitz; Deborah Feldman; Brittany Stuart; Adam Borgida; Yu Ming Victor Fang; Victor Herson
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-7
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Title:  The journal of maternal-fetal & neonatal medicine : the official journal of the European Association of Perinatal Medicine, the Federation of Asia and Oceania Perinatal Societies, the International Society of Perinatal Obstetricians     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-4954     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-8     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101136916     Medline TA:  J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of Connecticut Health, Farmington, CT, USA.
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