Predictive power of serial neonatal therapeutic intervention scoring system scores for short-term mortality in very-low-birth-weight infants.

@article{Wu2015PredictivePO,
  title={Predictive power of serial neonatal therapeutic intervention scoring system scores for short-term mortality in very-low-birth-weight infants.},
  author={Pei-Ling Wu and Wei-Te Lee and Pei-Lun Lee and Hsiu-Lin Chen},
  journal={Pediatrics and neonatology},
  year={2015},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={108-13}
}
BACKGROUND The Neonatal Therapeutic Intervention Scoring System (NTISS) is used to indicate disease severity for neonates who need intensive care. We examined the ability of serial NTISS scores to predict mortality in very-low-birth-weight preterm infants. METHODS We reviewed the medical records of all preterm infants that had a birth weight of <1500 g and were admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit from 2007 to 2011. We calculated the NTISS scores at 24 hours, 48 hours, and 72 hours… CONTINUE READING