Intraventricular Hemorrhage in the Premature Infant: A Changing Outlook

Shlomo Shinnar, Richard A. Molteni, Karen Gammon, Bernard J. D'souza, Jeremy Altman, John M. Freeman

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OVER the past decade morbidity and mortality among very-low-birth-weight preterm infants decreased dramatically. With improved survival, a previously rare diagnosis — intraventricular hemorrhage — became increasingly common.1 Introduction of the CT scanner revealed that 32 to 44 per cent of infants weighing under 1500 g at birth had subependymal hemorrhage or intraventricular hemorrhage. Routine scanning of infants weighing under 1800 g became common. The mortality from severe hemorrhage was estimated to be 50 to 65 per cent, and hydrocephalus was believed to develop in 45 to 100 per cent of the survivors.2 3 4 5 6 7 Various medical approaches to the therapy of posthemorrhagic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1464-1468
Number of pages5
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 17 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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