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Perinatal mortality in the infants of diabetic women.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2082888     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The causes of 50 perinatal deaths which occurred over an 18-year period in the infants of women with either established (n = 205) or gestational (n = 2,442) diabetes were studied. The perinatal mortality rate in these groups was 5.4% and 1.6% respectively and the causes of deaths were similar in both groups. Intrauterine hypoxia was found to be the commonest cause of death, followed by congenital malformations and respiratory distress syndrome. The implications of these findings for measures to reduce such deaths are discussed.
B M White; N A Beischer
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Australian & New Zealand journal of obstetrics & gynaecology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0004-8666     ISO Abbreviation:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1990 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-09     Completed Date:  1991-05-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0001027     Medline TA:  Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  AUSTRALIA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  323-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Mercy Maternity Hospital, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Congenital Abnormalities / mortality*
Fetal Hypoxia / mortality*
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Pregnancy in Diabetics*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / mortality*

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