Factors influencing survival and morbidity with very low birth weight delivery

Dennis Worthington, Lowell Davis, John P. Grausz, Kathleen Sobocinski

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Factors influencing survival and morbidity in a group of 214 consecutively delivered very low birth weight infants (500 to 1500 g) are examined. The perinatal mortality was 313 per 1000 births. Of 185 live-born, congenially normal infants, 133 (72%) were discharged alive. Respiratory distress syndrome was the most common form of significant morbidity, occurring in 114 infants (62%). Intraventricular hemorrhage was diagnosed in 38 (21%) of the infants. Neither survival nor morbidity was influenced by the mode of delivery. The current trend of a liberalized policy of cesarean section for the very low birth weight delivery is questioned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)550-555
Number of pages6
JournalObstetrics and Gynecology
Volume62
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Morbidity
Perinatal Mortality
Cesarean Section
Parturition
Hemorrhage

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Worthington, D., Davis, L., Grausz, J. P., & Sobocinski, K. (1983). Factors influencing survival and morbidity with very low birth weight delivery. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 62(5), 550-555.

Factors influencing survival and morbidity with very low birth weight delivery. / Worthington, Dennis; Davis, Lowell; Grausz, John P.; Sobocinski, Kathleen.

In: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Vol. 62, No. 5, 1983, p. 550-555.

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Worthington, D, Davis, L, Grausz, JP & Sobocinski, K 1983, 'Factors influencing survival and morbidity with very low birth weight delivery', Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 550-555.
Worthington, Dennis ; Davis, Lowell ; Grausz, John P. ; Sobocinski, Kathleen. / Factors influencing survival and morbidity with very low birth weight delivery. In: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 1983 ; Vol. 62, No. 5. pp. 550-555.
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