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Research Studies is a monthly compilation of research articles funded by AHRQ or authored by AHRQ researchers and recently published in journals or newsletters.
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Jensen EA, Lorch SA
Association between off-peak hour birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality among very low birth weight infants.
This study assessed the independent association between overnight or "off-peak" hour delivery and 3 neonatal morbidities strongly associated with childhood neurocognitive impairment. It found that very low birth weight infants born between midnight and 7:00 a.m. are at increased risk for severe intraventricular hemorrhage and death or major neonatal morbidity.
Citation: Jensen EA, Lorch SA . Association between off-peak hour birth and neonatal morbidity and mortality among very low birth weight infants. J Pediatr 2017 Jul;186:41-48.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.02.007.
Keywords: Labor and Delivery, Mortality, Newborns/Infants, Adverse Events
Salemi JL, Pathak EB, Salihu HM
Infant outcomes after elective early-term delivery compared with expectant management.
The purpose of the study was to compare the risk of neonatal morbidity and infant mortality between elective early-term deliveries and those expectantly managed and delivered at 39 weeks of gestation or greater. It concluded that the issues surrounding the timing and reasons for delivery initiation are complicated and each pregnancy unique. Furthermore, it cautions against a general avoidance of all elective early-term deliveries.
AHRQ-funded - HS019997.
Citation: Salemi JL, Pathak EB, Salihu HM . Infant outcomes after elective early-term delivery compared with expectant management. Obstet Gynecol 2016 Apr;127(4):657-66. doi: 10.1097/aog.0000000000001331.
Keywords: Newborns/Infants, Mortality, Pregnancy, Labor and Delivery, Adverse Events