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Neonatal outcome of infants delivered at 26-28 weeks of gestation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4043823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The delivery results of 42 infants born to 40 mothers at the gestational age of 26-28 weeks during a period of 5 years were analyzed. The study was evaluated in two periods of time: in the first period out of 15 infants born only 5 (33.3%) survived, while in the second period 21 (77.7%) out of 27 infants survived (p less than 0.01). 38 infants were transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit for premature infants. Only 41% of the infants transferred in the first period survived, as compared to 80.7% of those transferred during the second period (p less than 0.01). There was no significant difference in the mean birth weight at each gestational age between the survivors and those who subsequently died in both periods of the study. In the study groups, cesarean section rate rose from 13.3% in the first period to 44% in the second. Mode of delivery, regardless of the presenting part, did not seem to influence neonatal survival. Obstetrical management, including the performance of operative delivery for fetal indications and active neonatal resuscitation, seems to be reasonable for infants at the gestational age of 26 weeks or more.
M Altaras; I Cohen; S Reisner; N Ben Aderet
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic and obstetric investigation     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0378-7346     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Obstet. Invest.     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-11-04     Completed Date:  1985-11-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7900587     Medline TA:  Gynecol Obstet Invest     Country:  SWITZERLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  18-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cesarean Section
Gestational Age
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Labor, Obstetric

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