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Improving survival of the very premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8410381     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Knowledge of current data on survival and morbidity for premature infants is essential for perinatal decision making and accurate counseling of families. Survival and severe morbidity were reviewed for liveborn infants of less than 28 weeks' gestation. Between July 1989 and August 1991, in a cohort of 93 infants with a mean birth weight of 887 gm, survival until hospital discharge to home was 73%. Twenty-eight percent of survivors had either grade 3 or 4 intraventricular hemorrhage or an oxygen requirement at hospital discharge. In the subset of infants of less than 26 weeks' gestation, survival has significantly improved without a rise in morbidity when the data from the study period were compared with data from 1986 through 1988. Survival and morbidity were similar between black and white infants and between girls and boys. These data, along with reports from other tertiary centers, indicate a generalized improvement in the outcome of infants of very low birth weight.
V L Katz; C L Bose
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0743-8346     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinatol     Publication Date:    1993 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-11-04     Completed Date:  1993-11-04     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  261-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27599-7570.
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MeSH Terms
Cohort Studies
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality / trends
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / mortality*
Survival Rate
Treatment Outcome

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