Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in very low birthweight infants.

  title={Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in very low birthweight infants.},
  author={Sahil Sood and George P. Giacoia},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  volume={9 2},
Of 191 patients with birthweight less than 1500 gm admitted to our neonatal intensive care unit in a 2-year period, 41 underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Eleven of 41 very low birthweight (VLBW) (27%) survived to be discharged. None of the infants who received CPR after 72 hours of life survived. Also, all infants who underwent CPR, both in the delivery room and neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), died. The most significant factor distinguishing survivors from nonsurvivors was the… CONTINUE READING