A Retrospective Study of All Low Birth-Weight Preterm Babies Born in BMH Rinteln Between 1980-1989


A retrospective study was undertaken of all preterm babies born in BMH Rinteln between 1980-88 weighing less than 2500g. The total proportion of low birth weight babies was 7% and 58% of these were preterm (454 babies). Sixty per cent of women presented after the spontaneous rupture of membranes or in established labour. Conservative management of ruptured… (More)


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