Journal article

Prediction of mortality in very low birth weight neonates in Spain

Martin Iriondo, Marta Thio, Ruth del Rio, Benjamin J Baucells, Mattia Bosio, Josep Figueras-Aloy

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Predictive models for preterm infant mortality have been developed internationally, albeit not valid for all populations. This study aimed to develop and validate different mortality predictive models, using Spanish data, to be applicable to centers with similar morbidity and mortality. METHODS: Infants born alive, admitted to NICU (BW<1500 g or GA<30 w), and registered in the SEN1500 database, were included. There were two time periods; development of the predictive models (2009-2012) and validation (2013-2015). Three models were produced; prenatal (1), first 24 hours of life (2), and whilst admitted (3). For the statistical analysis, hospital mortality was the dependent variable..

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Grants

Awarded by "Instituto de Salud Carlos III" grant


Funding Acknowledgements

All phases of this study were supported by an "Instituto de Salud Carlos III" grant (PI16/00748). The authors have no financial relationships relevant to this article to disclose.