Title: The obstetrician's dilemma during delivery of the very-low-birth-weight infant
Authors: van der Griendt, M C ×
de Ravel de l'Argentière, Thomy
Guidozzi, F #
Issue Date: Apr-1992
Series Title: South African Medical Journal vol:81 issue:7 pages:349-51
Abstract: Delivery of the premature infant weighing less than 1,500 g poses a significant dilemma for the obstetrician. First-discharge survival of 218 very-low-birth-weight infants was retrospectively analysed and the survival rate of infants with a birth weight of less than 800 g was found to be only 15%. If the birth-weight of the infant was between 800 g and 999 g or 1,000 g and 1,500 g, the survival rates were 49% and 84%, respectively. Although first-discharge survival is not the optimal end-point of fetal outcome, estimating the gestational weight before delivery will give the obstetrician an indication of potential survival when dealing with very-low-birth-weight infants. This knowledge is especially pertinent to the obstetrician when the decision whether or not to achieve a survivor at all costs has to be made.
ISSN: 0256-9574
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Non-KU Leuven Association publications
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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