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Improved outcome in very low birth weight infants from 1977 to 1983.
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PMID:  3792376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changes of mortality and neurological morbidity in 351 very low birth-weight infants cared for in the neonatal intensive care unit of the Children's Hospital Tübingen during the years 1977 to 1983 are reported. The main finding was a survival rate increasing from 69.5% in 1977-79 to 76.6% in 1982-83 and a coinciding frequency of severe neurological sequelae decreasing from 9.2%-3.7%. The incidence of minor neurodevelopmental problems remained unchanged. However, mortality after discharge was found to be increased during the period observed. In conclusion, the intensification of neonatal intensive care in our hospital did not only reduce mortality but also the rate of severe neurological sequelae, thus not only survival rate but also the quality of survival could be improved.
G Haas; M Buchwald-Saal; E Leidig; H Mentzel
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of pediatrics     Volume:  145     ISSN:  0340-6199     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Pediatr.     Publication Date:  1986 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-02-04     Completed Date:  1987-02-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603873     Medline TA:  Eur J Pediatr     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Germany, West
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / mortality

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