Are very low birth weight infants born at high altitude at greater risk for adverse outcomes?

@article{Paranka2001AreVL,
  title={Are very low birth weight infants born at high altitude at greater risk for adverse outcomes?},
  author={M Paranka and Mijin Brown and Pam Thomas and Joyce Peabody and Reese H. Clark},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={2001},
  volume={139 5},
  pages={669-72}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine if neonatal intensive care at higher altitudes was associated with any variation in mortality or morbidity. METHODS We reviewed demographic and outcome data on 5450 neonates with birth weights between 500 and 1500 g cared for in 76 different level II and III neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). The altitude break point of 4300 feet was prospectively chosen. Care was provided at 63 NICUs located below 4300 feet, "low-altitude," (n = 4534 neonates) and at 13 NICUs at or… CONTINUE READING