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Statistical Study of High Rish Infant.

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1980;23(8):630-636.
Published online August 15, 1980.
Statistical Study of High Rish Infant.
Chung Yul Chai, Jin Oh Chung, Dong Hak Shin
Department of Pediatric, Taegu Presbyterian Medical School Keimyung University, Korea.
高危險新生兒(High risk infant)의 統計的 觀察 (I)
蔡鍾律, 鄭鎭俉, 申東鶴
啓明大學校 醫科大學 東山基督病院 小兒科
An accurate diagnosis and early treatment for high risk pregnancy can certainly lessen neurological sequence, psycho-motor development and disturbance in mental development according to a modern medicine. Also it helps children develop and adujust to a normal life. The authors studied 230 cases of high risk infants admitted in the nursery of Taegu Presbyterian Medical Cender during the period from January, 1978 to June 1979, and following results have been obtained by closely observing the factor, frequency and infection of these cases: 1. The most frqeuent factor of high risk infant and pregnancy was 108 cases of low birth weight which indicated 46.9% of the 230 cases, and 22 cases of C-Section which indicated 9.5%. 2. The relation of mortality rate, gastational age and low bitrh weight indicated the lowest mortality rate in the gestational age between 37 weeks and 43 weeks and weight between 2,500 gm and 4,000 gm. The highest mortality rate was 71 percent in the gestationa lage of 30 weeks and weight under 1,500gm. 3. The frequency of low birth weight(prematured) babies and ages of their mothers indicated that there was none under the age of 16 and 4 cases above the age of 40. 4. Congenital Anomaly: Seven cases of 230 cases. 5. Bacterial study performed within 23 hours of 37 Premature of Membrane indicated that 17 cases were Hemolytic staphylo-epidermis(48.6%) observed from their skin and 4-cases were L-hemolytic streptococcus(11.1%) observed from their throat.

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