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Neonatal respiratory morbidity in the early term delivery.
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PMID:  22902075     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the risk of respiratory morbidity in neonates delivered at "early term" (37-38 weeks) compared with those delivered at 39 weeks. STUDY DESIGN: We conducted a retrospective cohort study of singleton deliveries from 37(0/7) to 39(6/7) weeks' gestation. Our primary outcome was composite respiratory morbidity. RESULTS: Of 2273 deliveries at 37-39 weeks, 51% (n = 1169) delivered in the early term period. Infants delivered at 37-38 weeks had a 2-fold increased risk of respiratory distress syndrome, oxygen use, continuous positive airway pressure use, and composite respiratory morbidity (risk ratio [RR], 2.9; 95% confidence interval [CI], 1.0-7.9; oxygen usage RR, 2.0; 95% CI, 1.4-2.9; continuous positive airway pressure RR, 1.9; 95% CI, 1.1-3.2; composite respiratory morbidity RR, 2.0; 95% CI, 1.4-2.8). CONCLUSION: The 2-fold increased risk of composite respiratory morbidity of infants in the early term period supports the urgency for limiting nonindicated deliveries to ≥39 weeks' gestation.
Kobina Ghartey; Jaclyn Coletta; Liza Lizarraga; Elizabeth Murphy; Cande V Ananth; Cynthia Gyamfi-Bannerman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-7-20
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-6868     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Obstet. Gynecol.     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-8-20     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.
Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY.
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