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Neonatal outcome of extremely small low birthweight liveborn infants below 901 g in a Swedish population

Svenningsen, N W; Stjernqvist, Karin LU ; Stavenow, S and Hellström-Westas, Lena LU (1989) In Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica 78(2). p.180-188
Abstract
In a regional population of 32,120 liveborn newborn infants 65 (0.2%) had a birthweight less than or equal to 900 g (extremely small low birthweight = ESLBW) with mean gestational age 26.4 (range 22-31) completed weeks of gestation. The total 0-1 year survival rate was 48%. For the 42 infants treated in the Level III regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) the 0-1 year survival rate was 55% versus 34% for 23 infants not transferred to the Level III unit. In the ESLBW infants treated in the regional NICU the major complications were respiratory disorders requiring artificial ventilation (73%), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (26%), intracranial haemorrhages (40%), symptomatic persistent ductus arteriosus (36%) and sepsis (14%), persistent... (More)
In a regional population of 32,120 liveborn newborn infants 65 (0.2%) had a birthweight less than or equal to 900 g (extremely small low birthweight = ESLBW) with mean gestational age 26.4 (range 22-31) completed weeks of gestation. The total 0-1 year survival rate was 48%. For the 42 infants treated in the Level III regional neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) the 0-1 year survival rate was 55% versus 34% for 23 infants not transferred to the Level III unit. In the ESLBW infants treated in the regional NICU the major complications were respiratory disorders requiring artificial ventilation (73%), bronchopulmonary dysplasia (26%), intracranial haemorrhages (40%), symptomatic persistent ductus arteriosus (36%) and sepsis (14%), persistent retinopathy of prematurity (8%). Duration of NICU treatment was 51 days (range 10-95) for survivors. Mode of delivery and rate of perinatal complications did not differ between survivors and non-survivors. Previous legal abortion occurred in 24%, fertility problems in 29% and 21% of the mothers were immigrants. Otherwise no significant abnormalities were found in maternal or socioeconomic conditions. Factors deciding neonatal outcome in the tiniest babies seem to be a combination of prenatal circumstances and neonatal minute fine care procedures. (Less)
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preterm, very low birthweight, infants, neonatal intensive care, neonatal outcome
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Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica
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180 - 188
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0001-656X
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10.1111/j.1651-2227.1989.tb11054.x
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  author       = {Svenningsen, N W and Stjernqvist, Karin and Stavenow, S and Hellström-Westas, Lena},
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  keyword      = {preterm,very low birthweight,infants,neonatal intensive care,neonatal outcome},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {180--188},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Acta Paediatrica Scandinavica},
  title        = {Neonatal outcome of extremely small low birthweight liveborn infants below 901 g in a Swedish population},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1651-2227.1989.tb11054.x},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {1989},
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