Cesarean Section and the Outcome of Very Preterm and Very Low-Birthweight Infants

Michael Malloy, Snehal Doshi

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Abstract

Births of extremely preterm infants, less than 26 weeks' gestation, by cesarean section have increased significantly in the United States over the past decade. The justification for this increase is not well supported in the literature. This review examines recent analyses that suggest there may be some survival advantage for infants less than 26 weeks delivered by cesarean section. The appropriateness of intervening with cesarean sections for these very immature infants, however, remains uncertain.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)421-435
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Volume35
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008

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Cesarean Section and the Outcome of Very Preterm and Very Low-Birthweight Infants. / Malloy, Michael; Doshi, Snehal.

In: Clinics in Perinatology, Vol. 35, No. 2, 06.2008, p. 421-435.

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