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Korean Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology 2000;43(4):591-596.
Published online January 1, 2001.
Neonatal outcomes of very low birthweight infants from spontaneous and indicated preterm delivery.
Jong Dae Whang, Cheong Rae Roh, Tae Joong Kim, Seon Hye Park, Jae Sung Lee, Kang Mo Ahn, Soon Ha Yang, Je Ho Lee
Abstract
OBJECTIVE
To analyse neonatal outcomes of the very low birthweight infants born to women who underwent an indicated preterm delivery and spontaneous preterm delivery. METHODS: We performed an observational study of 150 very low birthweight(<1500 grams) infants delivered at Samsung Medical Center. The study population was limited to singleton infants without major congenital anomalies. The primary reason for delivery was categorized as indicated preterm delivery or spontaneous preterm delivery. Selected neonatal outcomes were compared between infants born to women in each of these groups. RESULTS: Univariate analyses showed some survival benefits in infants born to women who underwent indicated preterm delivery. Selected neonatal outcomes, however, did not differ between the groups in the multiple logistic regression analysis. CONCLUSION: There was no survival advantage to the very low birthweight infants born to women who underwent an indicated preterm delivery compared to those born to women with spontaneous preterm delivery.
Key Words: very low birthweight, spontaneous preterm delivery, indicated preterm delivery


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