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Nursery neurobiologic risk score as a predictor of mortality in premature infants.
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PMID:  8085449     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Severity-of-illness scales have been proven to be valuable in assessing clinical outcomes and several risk scores have been used to evaluate neonatal illness severity. At present, we use nursery Neurobiologic Risk Score (NBRS) to evaluate the short term outcome of preterm newborns and their correlation to length of stay and morbidity. The NBRS was determined at the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) of Changhua Christian Hospital in 183 preterm infants with birth weight < 2500 gm, gestational age < 37 weeks and age less than 7 days between July 1991 and June 1992. The NBRS correlates significantly with the birth weight and gestational age (p < 0.0001), it is also a significant predictor of NICU mortality (r = 0.68, p < 0.0001) and morbidity (Bronchopulmonary dysplasia, BPD: r = 0.46, p < 0.0001; Retinopathy of prematurity, ROP: r = 0.20, p < 0.01), there is also a significant correlation with the length of stay (r = 0.53, p < 0.0001). We created a revised NBRS, it is also a significant predictor of NICU mortality and morbidity which are independent of birth weight. Further validation of revised NBRS in prediction of NICU mortality & morbidity is needed.
J S Wang; W S Cherng; S N Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui za zhi [Journal]. Zhonghua Minguo xiao er ke yi xue hui     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0001-6578     ISO Abbreviation:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Publication Date:    1994 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-13     Completed Date:  1994-10-13     Revised Date:  2008-02-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  16210470R     Medline TA:  Zhonghua Min Guo Xiao Er Ke Yi Xue Hui Za Zhi     Country:  TAIWAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  288-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Changhua Christian Hospital, Taiwan, R.O.C.
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MeSH Terms
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature*
Neurobiology / methods
Pulmonary Surfactants / therapeutic use
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0/Pulmonary Surfactants

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