In 2008, the Network, an international quality and safety consortium, comprised 576 US hospitals, with approximately 65 percent of NICUs and 80 percent of VLBW
infants in the US.
Demographic characteristics of the study cohort (n = 146 VLBW
It has been reported that antenatal use of steroid decreases the frequency of RDS, mortality rate, NEC and IVB in VLBW
The study population consisted of 35 mothers of infants with VLBW
(<1500 g) (Group I), 35 mothers of infants with LBW (1500 g-2500 g) (Group II), 35 mothers of term infants (>2500 g) (Group III).
1% of the VLBW
rate in South Carolina can be attributed to inadequate weight gain in pregnancy.
No difference could be found in terms of Denver II scores between VLBW
infants with and without prenatal steroid administration.
9] Nonstandard abbreviations: MCADD, medium-chain acyl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency; C8, octanoylcarnitine; MS/MS, tandem mass spectrometry; NSW, New South Wales; MRM, multiple reaction mode; QA, quality assurance; VLBW
, very low birth weight; IQR, interquartile range.
In this article, we illustrate the use of various tree-based methods to estimate the predicted probability of receiving interventional physical and occupational therapy services in a sample of VLBW
Characteristics of infants in the Enterobacter sakazakii case series Characteristic Published Unpublished cases, n/N cases, n/N Overall % Male 15/30 6/9 54 Cesarean delivery 6/13 2/7 40 Nosocomial onset 24/31 5/11 69 Premature birth 17/29 4/9 55 Birthweight * LBW 16/27 2/5 56 VLBW
8/27 1/5 28 ELBW 6/27 1/5 22 * LBW, low birth weight; VLBW
, very low birth weight; ELBW, extremely low birth weight.
In addition, stored plasma samples from 33 VLBW
infants with septicemia or NEC from our earlier study (17) were available for flow cytometric analysis, and data from these samples were also included in this trial.
In addition, in coastal South Carolina, we are the sole providers of maternal and fetal medicine subspecialty (perinatology) services, which have been shown to employ strategies that enhance outcomes of VLBW
Mortality among VLBW
infants is lowest for deliveries that occur in hospitals with NICUs that have both a high level of care and a high volume of patients (Phibbs et al.