Influence of chorioamnionitis on developmental outcome in very low birth weight infants.

@article{Dexter1999InfluenceOC,
  title={Influence of chorioamnionitis on developmental outcome in very low birth weight infants.},
  author={Scott Dexter and Maureen P Malee and Halit Pinar and Joseph W. Hogan and Marshall W J Carpenter and Betty R. Vohr},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={1999},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={267-73}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine the effect of exposure to chorioamnionitis on developmental outcome in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. METHODS Five hundred four maternal charts (97% of all VLBW infants delivered from 1990 to 1994) were reviewed. A historical cohort study of the 330 infants delivered secondary to preterm premature rupture of membranes or preterm labor was performed. Case subjects (71) were delivered of mothers with chorioamnionitis by clinical criteria; control subjects (259… CONTINUE READING