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Neonatal morbidity after induction vs expectant monitoring in intrauterine growth restriction at term: a subanalysis of the DIGITAT RCT.
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PMID:  22342897     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The Disproportionate Intrauterine Growth Intervention Trial at Term (DIGITAT) compared induction of labor and expectant management in suspected intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) at term. In this subanalysis, we report neonatal morbidity between the policies based on the Morbidity Assessment Index for Newborns (MAIN). STUDY DESIGN: We used data from the DIGITAT. For each neonate, we calculated the MAIN score, a validated outcome scale. RESULTS: There were no differences in mean MAIN scores or in MAIN morbidity categories. We found that neonatal admissions are lower after 38 weeks' gestational age compared with 36 and 37 weeks in both groups. CONCLUSION: The incidence of neonatal morbidity in IUGR at term is comparable and relatively mild either after induction or after an expectant policy. However, neonatal admissions are lower after 38 weeks of pregnancy, so if induction to preempt possible stillbirth is considered, it is reasonable to delay until 38 weeks, provided watchful monitoring.
Kim E Boers; Linda van Wyk; Joris A M van der Post; Anneke Kwee; Maria G van Pampus; Marc E A Spaanderdam; Johannes J Duvekot; Henk A Bremer; Friso M C Delemarre; Kitty W M Bloemenkamp; Christianne J M de Groot; Christine Willekes; Monique Rijken; Frans J M E Roumen; Jim G Thornton; Jan M M van Lith; Ben W J Mol; Saskia le Cessie; Sicco A Scherjon;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-2-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0370476     Medline TA:  Am J Obstet Gynecol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.
Bronovo Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands.
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