Neonatal complications following preterm birth.

  title={Neonatal complications following preterm birth.},
  author={R. Matthew Ward and Joanna C. Beachy},
  journal={BJOG : an international journal of obstetrics and gynaecology},
  volume={110 Suppl 20},
Improvements in neonatal intensive care during the last 20 years have increased the survival of the most immature newborns at 23 weeks from 0% to 65% at some centres, although rates vary widely among neonatal care centres. University of Utah, USA data show that each week in utero after week 23 raises survival by 6-9%, to 90% by 27-28 weeks and 95% by 33 weeks. Provision of care in specialised centres to provide high-risk obstetric and neonatal intensive care, prenatal treatment with… CONTINUE READING
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