Improvement in outcome for very low birthweight children: apparent or real?


OBJECTIVE To determine whether improvement in the survival rate of infants with a birthweight of less than 1501 g was accompanied by an increase in the rate of neurological impairment or disability among the survivors. DESIGN, SETTING AND PATIENTS Two cohorts of consecutive very low birthweight infants (birthweight less than 1501 g) in one tertiary… (More)