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Severity of chorioamnionitis and neonatal outcome.
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PMID:  21535310     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Aim:  The aim of this study is to elucidate whether the stage of chorioamnionitis is or is not associated with the development of neonatal diseases. Material & Methods:  We reviewed the neonatal intensive care unit discharge files and placental pathology reports of 302 preterm infants. The presence of various stages of chorioamnionitis as well as absence of an association with chorioamnionitis (non-chorioamnionitis) were compared among neonatal diseases. Results:  Preterm infants were grouped according to three stages of chorioamnionitis or the absence of an association with chorioamnionitis. Gestational age differed significantly between these groups. Before controlling for gestational age, the chorioamnionitis stage was significantly higher among infants with chronic lung disease, retinopathy of prematurity and intraventricular hemorrhage than in infants without these diseases. On the other hand, the chorioamnionitis stage was lower in infants with respiratory distress syndrome than without. After controlling for gestational age, the stage of chorioamnionitis was significantly lower in infants with respiratory distress syndrome than in infants without respiratory distress syndrome, whereas, significant differences were not detected between the presence and absence of chronic lung disease, retinopathy of prematurity and intraventricular hemorrhage. Furthermore, gestational age was a significant risk factor for chronic lung disease, respiratory distress syndrome, retinopathy of prematurity and intraventricular hemorrhage. Conclusions:  We found no significant differences in stages of chorioamnionitis between infants with and without neonatal diseases except for respiratory distress syndrome. A significant inverse relationship was observed between the stage of chorioamnionitis and development of respiratory distress syndrome.
Miho Sato; Shigeru Nishimaki; Shumpei Yokota; Kazuo Seki; Haruko Horiguchi; Hiromi An; Fumihiko Ishida; Shujiro Fujita; Kota Ao; Haruko Yatake
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-3
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2011 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Perinatal Center for Maternity and Neonate, Yokohama City University Medical Center Department of Pediatrics, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan.
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