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Preterm labour and neonatal parameters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7554263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to identify those neonatal factors associated with survival in preterm infants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We examined a population of 457 preterm newborns delivered between 1 January-31 December 1990, with birthweight between < 1000 gr and > 2000 gr, in respect to umbilical pH values, plasmatic glucose values, 5-minute Apgar score and gestational age. Data were abstracted from the maternal intrapartum records and the neonatal records, with specific attention to neonatal parameters. RESULTS: A positive correlation between birthweight and 5-minute Apgar score, between birthweight, pH and glucose values was noted. No such relationship existed between pH values and 5-minute Apgar score. Within birthweight groups the distribution of neonatal mortality rate was 85.18% in ELBW (Extremely Low Birth Weight) and only 5.26% in LBW (Low Birth Weight). CONCLUSION: The importance of the echographic estimate of the fetal weight must be emphasized, since a birthweight of 1500 gr represents the cut-off for the neonatal morbidity and mortality, and also an accurate clinical evaluation of the risk of preterm labour or pathologies in order to improve the estimate of childbirth timing.
Authors:
M Bresadola; F Lo Mastro; V Arena; L Bellaveglia; F Scarpellini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical and experimental obstetrics & gynecology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0390-6663     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1995  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-10-26     Completed Date:  1995-10-26     Revised Date:  2010-03-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7802110     Medline TA:  Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol     Country:  ITALY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  235-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Apgar Score
Blood Glucose / analysis
Female
Gestational Age
Humans
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Mass Screening
Obstetric Labor, Premature*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Survival Rate
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Blood Glucose

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