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The Stockholm Neonatal Project: neonatal mortality and morbidity at the Children's Centre, Karolinska Hospital.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9185898     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two hundred and ninety-one very-low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants were studied prospectively during the period of 1988-1993. All inborn VLBW infants and most of the VLBW infants born in Greater Stockholm and requiring neonatal intensive care were included in this study. The overall mortality was 17.5% and the mortality in the group with the lowest gestational age at birth, i.e. 23-24 weeks, was 25%. The mortality for boys was higher than for the girls. The mode of delivery, i.e. vaginal versus caesarean section and multiple birth, did not seem to affect the mortality rate. Respiratory insufficiency and/or cerebral complications were the most common cause of neonatal death. Patent ductus arteriosus was found in 35% of the infants, of whom 43% needed surgical ligation. One-third of infants with retinopathy of prematurity (30/92) required cryotherapy.
H Lagercrantz; M Katz-Salamon; H Forssberg
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement     Volume:  419     ISSN:  0803-5326     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Suppl     Publication Date:  1997 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-07-24     Completed Date:  1997-07-24     Revised Date:  2008-05-12    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9315043     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Suppl     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  11-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Woman and Child Health, Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm Sweden.
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MeSH Terms
Cause of Death
Gestational Age
Hospital Mortality
Hospitals, Pediatric
Infant Mortality*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight*
Intensive Care, Neonatal*
Prospective Studies
Risk Factors
Sweden / epidemiology
Urban Health

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