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Timing of insults causing abnormal outcome in preterm infants 1989-1992.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9359438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to clarify the influence of timing of brain insults causing abnormal outcome in preterm infants. METHODS: One hundred and thirty-one preterm infants were examined. The timing of brain insult was estimated from EEG or clinical findings. Development was assessed until a corrected age of 48 months. RESULTS: 39% and 4% of infants, respectively, born before and after the 28-week time point subsequently died (P < 0.05). Abnormal development was observed in 16% of the first group and 13% of the second (N.S.). None of those born before 28 weeks showed intrauterine injuries while nine of the infants which were born after this time showed intrauterine injuries (P < 0.05). Fetal distress was noted in all infants suffering neonatal death born after 28 weeks. CONCLUSION: Intrauterine brain insult was concluded to be the cause of neonatal death or abnormal development in many infants born after 28 weeks.
Authors:
S Morikawa; A Itakura; F Hayakawa; S Mizutani; K Matsuzawa; O Kurauchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0020-7292     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-03     Completed Date:  1997-12-03     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0210174     Medline TA:  Int J Gynaecol Obstet     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Injuries / complications*
Electroencephalography
Female
Fetal Diseases
Gestational Age*
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature
Infant, Premature, Diseases / etiology*
Male
Retrospective Studies

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