Document Detail

The obstetric management in very-low-birth weight infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2099729     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighty-three very-low-birth weight (VLBW) infants weighing between 500 g and 1,500 g were studied. The neonatal morbidity and mortality were 86.7% and 18.1%, respectively. Sixty-six point seven percent (8/12) of the infants weighing under 1,000 g suffered from a periventricular-intraventricular or intracranial hemorrhage (PVH/IVH) and their mortality rate was 50%. The incidence of PVH/IVH was 52.1%, and the mortality rate was 12.7% when the birth weight was between 1,000 g and 1,500 g. Forty-nine percent of the PVH/IVH took place on the first day of neonatal life, and 93% developed within 5 days after delivery. Cesarean section neither reduced the incidence of PVH/IVH nor increased the survival rate whether in cephalic or breech presentation. The incidence of PVH/IVH was not affected by type of presentation or the interval between the rupture of membranes and the delivery. Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) and the requiring of a ventilator for ventilation significantly increased the incidence of PVH/IVH, while a low Apgar score (less than 3) at 5 minutes did not.
Y C Yang; T J Jou; C H Wu; K G Wang; C C Lan; E Y Shen
Related Documents :
9722059 - Effect of preeclampsia on mortality, intraventricular hemorrhage, and need for mechanic...
3167879 - Sudden infant apnea and insidious hydrocephalus.
6394409 - Progressive ventriculomegaly following minor intracranial hemorrhage in premature infants.
6373149 - Ultrasonic evaluation of the infant head.
7315809 - Evaluation of macrocrania using computed tomography.
12671149 - School-age outcomes of very low birth weight infants in the indomethacin intraventricul...
10466169 - The effect of vitamin a on epithelial integrity.
11476529 - Evaluation of a regional pilot program to prevent mother-infant hiv transmission--thail...
11994329 - Hypersecretion of fsh in infant boys and girls born small for gestational age.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia-Oceania journal of obstetrics and gynaecology / AOFOG     Volume:  16     ISSN:  0389-2328     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Oceania J Obstet Gynaecol     Publication Date:  1990 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-08-02     Completed Date:  1991-08-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8102781     Medline TA:  Asia Oceania J Obstet Gynaecol     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  329-35     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Cerebral Hemorrhage / etiology,  mortality,  ultrasonography
Cesarean Section
Delivery, Obstetric*
Fetal Monitoring
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Labor Presentation
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / etiology
Risk Factors

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Silastic cup vacuum extractor or forceps: a comparative study.
Next Document:  Maternal mortality: a report from a university hospital in Ankara.