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Outcome of extremely-low-birthweight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2936375     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The overall 1-year survival rate of 261 infants born at 500 g-999g over a 7-year period was 46%. The survival rate of the 220 inborn infants, corrected for birth defects, would have increased from 47% to 57% if delivery room deaths were excluded and to 62% if postneonatal deaths had also been ignored. Survival improved progressively with increasing 100g weight groups. The disability rate in the 108 survivors who were at least 2 years old corrected for prematurity was 28% with little variation between the 100g weight groups. There were no significant trends in annual perinatal mortality, 1-year survival and disability rate in survivors over the study period for the inborn population. The male infants had significantly lower normal-survival rate than the female infants. Small-for-gestational-age infants, comprising 11% of the inborn group, had significantly better survival but a higher disability rate. Multiple births had significantly lower survival and normal-survival rates than had singleton births. Infants whose mothers were transferred for delivery at the perinatal centre before onset of labour had a significantly better survival rate than those whose mothers had 'booked' and those who were transferred in labour.
V Y Yu; P Y Wong; B Bajuk; A A Orgill; J Astbury
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British journal of obstetrics and gynaecology     Volume:  93     ISSN:  0306-5456     ISO Abbreviation:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-03     Completed Date:  1986-04-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503752     Medline TA:  Br J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  162-70     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Weight
Disabled Persons
Fetal Death
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Sex Factors

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