Long-term outcomes of very low birth weight infants with spontaneous intestinal perforation: A retrospective case-matched cohort study

Last updated on 11-12-2019 by Jill Alexandre

Peer reviewed scientific article




Background Spontaneous intestinal perforation (SIP) is an intestinal complication that occurs in very ill preterms. We investigated whether SIP survivors have worse neurodevelopmental and gastrointestinal outcomes and a poorer quality of life than controls. Methods A retrospective case-matched cohort study was performed involving infants treated for SIP in a NICU between August 1994 and April 2014. Controls and SIP patients were matched to gestational age, gender, and birth period. Medical records were reviewed. Telephone surveys were conducted to evaluate the medical condition, qu…

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