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Predicting survival of infants of birth weight less than 801 grams.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3743094     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The likelihood of survival to 28 days of life was determined retrospectively for 106 infants weighing less than 801 g at birth. Multiple logistic regression analysis revealed that birth weight and inspired oxygen fraction made an independent contribution to the prediction of survival at 8 h of age (predictive accuracy 76%). At 16 and 24 h of age, body temperature, pH, and the presence of spontaneous breaths were the independent variables predicting survival (predictive accuracy 79%). Of 37 infants with calculated chances of survival of less than 50% at 16 h, 29 died (predictive accuracy 78%). Seven of the remaining eight infants who survived "against the odds" either died later of chronic lung disease or had severe handicapping complications by 3 months of age. These predictions are first approximations and are not intended for use in making decisions about patient management.
J Zarfin; J Van Aerde; M Perlman; K Pape; M Chipman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical care medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0090-3493     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit. Care Med.     Publication Date:  1986 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-10-03     Completed Date:  1986-10-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0355501     Medline TA:  Crit Care Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  768-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / mortality
Intensive Care Units, Neonatal
Regression Analysis
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index

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