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Neonatal mortality rate: is further improvement possible?

Authors
  • Philip, A G
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Mar 01, 1995
Volume
126
Issue
3
Pages
427–433
Identifiers
PMID: 7869206
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

During the decade, the gestational age at which there was a 50% survival rate fell from 26 weeks to 24 weeks and a marked increase in the survival rate occurred at birth weights < 1500 gm (VLBW) after the introduction of exogenous surfactant therapy. The number of possibly preventable deaths is now very small. For any substantial impact on mortality rates, it will be necessary to lower VLBW and ELBW rates.

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