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Survival of extremely preterm infants

Matta, N. and Young, David and Bolton, Richard and Mactier, H. (2010) Survival of extremely preterm infants. Archives of Disease in Childhood Fetal and Neonatal Edition, 95 (2). pp. 151-152.

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Abstract

Draper et al 1 have highlighted the variation across Europe in outcomes of very preterm infants. Specifically, at 24–27 weeks' gestation, mortality as a percentage of infants alive at start of labour varied from 41.5% to 80.5%, and at <24 weeks' gestation from 0% to 9.7%. There is no mention, however, of the potential for variation within regions. We have recently audited the outcome for extremely preterm babies born alive within the city of Glasgow between 1 January 1998 and 31 December 2002.