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Late preter cant neonatal problem?
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PMID:  20968176     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: The survival rate and quality of life of extremely low birthweight infants remain to be one of the main challenges of modern neonatology. Therefore, pre-term children born after 32 weeks of gestation with more normal birthweight, have become a relatively minor medical problem in comparison. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the following work was to compare the frequency of complications occurring in neonatal period in groups of late preterms and full-term neonates. METHODS: A group of 725 late pre-term babies, born between 34-36 6/7 GA, constituted the study group and has been analyzed retrospectively 5040 neonates born at term comprised the control group. The results were analyzed statistically using chi-square test. RESULTS: Respiratory disturbances were diagnosed in 178 neonates in the study group (24.55%), while in the control group in 138 cases (2.74%), p = 0.0000. Intrauterine infections were present in 92 neonates in the study group (12.69%) and in 327 infants in the control group (6.49%), p = 0.0000. Hiperbilirubinemia developed in 520 neonates in the study group (71.72%), and in 1895 babies in the control group (37.60%), p = 0.0000. CONCLUSIONS: (1) Respiratory disturbances, hiperbilirubinemia and intrauterine infections are more frequently observed in late preterms. (2) Increased morbidity in late preterm neonates prolongs the time of hospitalization.
Justyna Tołłoczko; Maria K Kornacka; Anna Sonczyk; Łukasz Zapała
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ginekologia polska     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0017-0011     ISO Abbreviation:  Ginekol. Pol.     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-25     Completed Date:  2010-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374641     Medline TA:  Ginekol Pol     Country:  Poland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Neonatal and Intensive Care Department, Medical University of Warsaw.
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MeSH Terms
Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia / epidemiology
Gestational Age
Hyperbilirubinemia, Neonatal / epidemiology
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Infection / epidemiology
Pneumonia / epidemiology
Poland / epidemiology
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Risk Factors

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