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Neonatal neurological morbidity in relation to obstetrical and social conditions in Grenada (Caribbean).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1977628     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal morbidity, in particular neurological morbidity is a more relevant measure of the effectiveness of obstetrical care than perinatal mortality. Neurological morbidity was assessed in a birth cohort in Grenada, and appeared to be lower than in a reference group examined in Groningen, the Netherlands, in 1975-1978. Perinatal mortality, however, was higher. The results support the thesis that some children may have died who, if they would have survived, would have been neurologically abnormal. It is concluded that whereas a decrease in perinatal deaths is an essential goal in Grenada, a concomitant increase in morbidity should be carefully avoided.
A W Atsma; S F Berntsen; R Scheenstra; M Hadders-Algra; E R Boersma; H J Huisjes; B C Touwen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1990 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-12-05     Completed Date:  1990-12-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  335-44     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University Hospital, Groningen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Mortality
Infant, Newborn
Nervous System Diseases / epidemiology*
Netherlands / epidemiology
Obstetric Labor Complications
Pregnancy Complications
Socioeconomic Factors
West Indies / epidemiology

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