Iatrogenic vascular lesions in extremely low birth weight and low birth weight neonates.

PURPOSE Aggressive treatment has improved the long-term outcome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and low birth weight (LBW) neonates, but it has also increased the risk of iatrogenic lesions. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the incidence of vascular injuries observed in the neonatal intensive care unit of our hospital. METHODS From 1987 to 1994… CONTINUE READING