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Improved Outcome of Very Low Birthweight Infants 1977–1986. Critical Analysis of Results and Possible Mechanisms

  • H. Mentzel
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Abstract

Outcome of very low birthweight (VLBW) infants depends to a high degree on optimal cooperation between obstetricians and neonatologists. Until recently this necessity had not been recognized in many countries. Years ago there was very little chance of finding a position as a neonatologist because neonatology was almost unknown. This is still true in the Federal Republic of Germany. It was D.V.I. Fairweather (1981) who first in Europe emphasized the urgent need for close cooperation between the obstetrician and the neonatologist and stated that he enjoyed this successful “symbiosis.”

Keywords

Intraparenchymous Hemorrhage VLBW Infant Optimal Cooperation Posthemorrhagic Hydrocephalus Severe Asphyxia 
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