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Postneonatal mortality in a cohort of very low birthweight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2008248     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A cohort of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants (ie, less than 1500 g) who were admitted to the newborn unit, Waikato Hospital between 1984 and 1988 were followed to the age of 12 months. Four hundred and twenty-five infants were admitted with 385 surviving the neonatal period. A further 29 infants died in the postneonatal period (68.2 per 1000 livebirths). Sixteen of the infants died during their initial hospitalisation - primarily from complications of prematurity, while the remaining 13 died following discharge from hospital (9 from sudden infant death syndrome). The postneonatal mortality rate was 3-5 fold greater than that described in similar studies, reflecting the generally increased rate in New Zealand and a lower neonatal mortality rate. The duration of mechanical ventilation was associated with an increased risk of postneonatal death, but no risk factors for posthospital discharge death could be identified.
D Bourchier; P J Weston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The New Zealand medical journal     Volume:  104     ISSN:  0028-8446     ISO Abbreviation:  N. Z. Med. J.     Publication Date:  1991 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-05-02     Completed Date:  1991-05-02     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401067     Medline TA:  N Z Med J     Country:  NEW ZEALAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Newborn Unit, Waikato Hospital, Hamilton.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Cohort Studies
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation
New Zealand / epidemiology
Patient Discharge
Sudden Infant Death / epidemiology

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