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Obstetrical risk factors for focal intestinal perforation in very low birth weight infants.
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PMID:  21077728     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract Objective: Our objective was to determine the obstetrical risk for spontaneous focal intestinal perforation (FIP) in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. Methods: Eight mothers delivered infants who underwent laparotomy for FIP between 2001 and 2006 in our hospital. A retrospective case-control study of the eight case mothers and 32 control mothers was conducted. Clinical findings were retrospectively analyzed. Results: There were significant differences in the frequency of oligohydramnios (P<0.01) and velamentous cord insertion (P<0.05) between cases and controls. The 1-min Apgar score was significantly lower in the FIP group than in the control group (P<0.05). Moreover, primigravidity was significantly associated with a risk of FIP. Conclusions: The etiology of FIP may be related to changes in the blood circulation, such as fetal hypoxic-ischemic episodes or disturbance in the umbilical blood flow, during the antepartum and/or intrapartum periods.
Yoshiyuki Nakajima; Naoki Masaoka; Tatsuo Yamamoto
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-11-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of perinatal medicine     Volume:  39     ISSN:  1619-3997     ISO Abbreviation:  J Perinat Med     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0361031     Medline TA:  J Perinat Med     Country:  Germany    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tokyo Women's Medical University Yachiyo Medical Center, Chiba 276-8524, Japan.
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