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Preterm labour and neonatal parameters.
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PMID:  7554263     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
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.
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    
2nd Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Blood Glucose / analysis
Gestational Age
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature / physiology*
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Mass Screening
Obstetric Labor, Premature*
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
Survival Rate
Ultrasonography, Prenatal
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0/Blood Glucose

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