Neonatal outcomes of extremely preterm infants from the NICHD Neonatal Research Network.

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Pediatrics. 2010 September; 126(3): 443–456.


OBJECTIVE: This report presents data from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network on care of and morbidity and mortality rates for very low birth weight infants, according to gestational age (GA).

METHODS: Perinatal/neonatal data were collected for 9575 infants of extremely low GA (22-28 weeks) and very low birth weight (401-1500 g) who were born at network centers between January 1, 2003, and December 31, 2007.

RESULTS: Rates of survival to discharge increased with increasing GA (6% at 22 weeks and 92% at 28 weeks); 1060 infants died at

CONCLUSION: Although the majority of infants with GAs of >or=24 weeks survive, high rates of morbidity among survivors continue to be observed.


Female, Gestational Age, Humans, Infant, Extremely Low Birth Weight, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Diseases, Male, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.), Survival Rate, United States