Improving prognosis for infants weighing 1000 g or less at birth.


In the two years 1977 and 1978, 55 infants weighing less than or equal to 1000 g were admitted to the neonatal unit of the Queen Victoria Medical Centre. Overall neonatal survival was 60%; 44% of infants weighing 501-750 g and 67% of infants weighing 751-1000 g survived. One postneonatal death occurred at 51 days. Maternal risk factors were present in 80… (More)


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