Decreasing Incidence of Neurological Morbidity and Changes of Perinatal Care Strategies in Very Low Birthweight Infants
There is general agreement that neonatal intensive care can increase the chances of survival in very low birthweight infants (VLBW). However, there is also a controversial discussion about its efficacy in respect to the neurological morbidity in survivors. The question of whether neonatal intensive care of VLBW infants only reduces perinatal mortality at the cost of higher neurodevelopmental morbidity or whether it is able to reduce both still remains open.
KeywordsMeningitis Hydrocephalus Pneumothorax Haas Hemiplegia
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