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The effect of late preterm birth on mortality of infants with major congenital heart defects.
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PMID:  21546940     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:We evaluated the effect of late preterm delivery (34 to 36 weeks) on hospital mortality of infants with congenital heart defects (CHDs).Study Design:Retrospective record review of infants with major CHD born at or after to 34 weeks, cared for in a single tertiary perinatal center between 2002 and 2009. Factors associated with death before discharge from the hospital were ascertained using univariate and multivariate analyses.Result:Of the 753 infants with CHD, 117 were born at late preterm. Using logistic regression analysis, white race (OR; 95% CI) (0.60; 0.39 to 0.95), late preterm delivery (2.70; 1.69 to 4.33), and need for intubation in the delivery room (3.15; 1.92 to 5.17) were independently associated with hospital death.Conclusion:Late preterm birth of infants with major CHDs was independently associated with increased risk of hospital death compared with delivery at more mature gestational ages.Journal of Perinatology advance online publication, 5 May 2011; doi:10.1038/jp.2011.50.
A W Swenson; R E Dechert; R E Schumacher; M A Attar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-05
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Title:  Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1476-5543     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-6     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8501884     Medline TA:  J Perinatol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, MI, USA.
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