Journal article

Gestational Age and Risk of Mortality in Term-Born Critically Ill Neonates Admitted to PICUs in Australia and New Zealand*

Siva P Namachivayam, John B Carlin, Johnny Millar, Janet Alexander, Sarah Edmunds, Anusha Ganeshalingham, Jamie Lew, Simon Erickson, Warwick Butt, Luregn J Schlapbach, Subodh Ganu, Marino Festa, Jonathan R Egan, Gary Williams, Janelle Young

Critical Care Medicine | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVES: Gestational age at birth is declining, probably because more deliveries are being induced. Gestational age is an important modifiable risk factor for neonatal mortality and morbidity. We aimed to investigate the association between gestational age and mortality in hospital for term-born neonates (≥ 37 wk') admitted to PICUs in Australia and New Zealand. DESIGN: Observational multicenter cohort study. SETTING: PICUs in Australia and New Zealand. PATIENTS: Term-born neonates (≥ 37 wk') admitted to PICUs. INTERVENTIONS: None MEASUREMENTS AND MAIN RESULTS:: We studied 5,073 infants born with a gestational age greater than or equal to 37 weeks and were less than 28 days old when admit..

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Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia

Funding Acknowledgements

Dr. Namachivayam is supported by a health professional research scholarship (award number 101003) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia. The remaining authors have disclosed that they do not have any potential conflicts of interest.