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Mortality and follow-up data for neonates weighing 500 to 800 g at birth.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6204525     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Survival and development of immature premature neonates (birth weight, less than or equal to 800 g) at a single regional center were compared for 2 1/2 years, when such neonates' conditions were considered hopeless, and for the next 4 1/2 years, when aggressive therapy was used. During the first 2 1/2 years, two (4%) of 56 survived, one of whom was profoundly impaired. During the next 4 1/2 years, 65 (44%) of 147 survived. Of 65 survivors, 54 were followed up for at least one year: 43% were normal, 22% had mild developmental delays, and 19 (35%) were impaired. Of the 19 impaired, one was profoundly impaired and four were severely affected. The number of normal survivors and the high level of functioning of most of the impaired survivors suggests intensive care is as appropriate for neonates weighing 800 g or less as for more mature, severely ill newborns
S Buckwald; W A Zorn; E A Egan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of diseases of children (1960)     Volume:  138     ISSN:  0002-922X     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Dis. Child.     Publication Date:  1984 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-23     Completed Date:  1984-08-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370471     Medline TA:  Am J Dis Child     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  779-82     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Child Development*
Critical Care*
Developmental Disabilities / epidemiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / mortality*,  therapy
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
New York
Psychological Tests

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