Journal article

Temporal changes in rates of active management and infant survival following live birth at 22-24 weeks' gestation in Victoria

Rosemarie A Boland, Jeanie LY Cheong, Michael J Stewart, Lex W Doyle

AUSTRALIAN & NEW ZEALAND JOURNAL OF OBSTETRICS & GYNAECOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Management of livebirths at 22-24 weeks' gestation in high-income countries varies widely and has changed over time. AIMS: Our aim was to determine how rates of active management and infant survival of livebirths at 22-24 weeks varied with perinatal variables known at birth, and over time in Victoria, Australia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We conducted a population-based cohort study of all 22-24 weeks' gestation live births, free of lethal congenital anomalies in 2009-2017. Rates of active management and survival to one year of age were reported. 'Active management' was defined as receiving resuscitation at birth or nursery admission for intensive care. RESULTS: Over the nine-year pe..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence)


Awarded by Medical Research Future Fund of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

RAB currently holds a Postdoctoral Career Development Award Fellowship funded by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne. JLC and LWD are supported by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence #546519 (Professors Cheong and Doyle); Centre of Research Excellence #1060733 & #1153176) (Professors Cheong and Doyle). JLC is supported by the Medical Research Future Fund of Australia (Career Development Fellowship #1141354) (Professor Cheong). LWD and JLC are supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.