Clinical chorioamnionitis and the prognosis for very low birth weight infants.

@article{Alexander1998ClinicalCA,
  title={Clinical chorioamnionitis and the prognosis for very low birth weight infants.},
  author={James W. Alexander and Larry C. Gilstrap and Suzanne M Cox and Don McIntire and Kenneth J. Leveno},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1998},
  volume={91 5 Pt 1},
  pages={725-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of clinical chorioamnionitis on neonatal morbidity and mortality in very low birth weight infants. METHODS This was an observational cohort analysis of all singleton live-born infants weighing 500-1500 g at 24 weeks' or greater gestational age and born between 1988 and 1996 at Parkland Memorial Hospital, Dallas, Texas. Chorioamnionitis was diagnosed on the basis of maternal fever of 38C with supporting clinical evidence, which included fetal tachycardia… CONTINUE READING