Factors influencing survival and morbidity with very low birth weight delivery

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

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Abstract

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 - Nov 1983

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  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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