Survival and major neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low gestational age newborns born 1990–2000: a retrospective cohort study

Lisa K Washburn, Robert G Dillard, Donald J Goldstein, Kurt L Klinepeter, Raye-Ann deRegnier, Thomas Michael O'Shea
2007 BMC Pediatrics  
It is important to determine if rates of survival and major neurodevelopmental impairment in extremely low gestational age newborns (ELGANs; infants born at 23-27 weeks gestation) are changing over time. Methods: Study infants were born at 23 to 27 weeks of gestation without congenital anomalies at a tertiary medical center between July 1, 1990 and June 30, 2000, to mothers residing in a thirteencounty region in North Carolina. Outcomes at one year adjusted age were compared for two epochs of birth: epoch
doi:10.1186/1471-2431-7-20 pmid:17477872 pmcid:PMC1876228 fatcat:eamvuv35qbcz3h7srlh535t77u