par Pardou, Anne ;Hennequin, Yves ;Vermeylen, Danièle
Référence Revue médicale de Bruxelles, 23 Suppl 2, page (111-114)
Publication Publié, 2002
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : To be born very prematurely in 2002 is very different of to be born very prematurely in 1978: the progress of the fetal and perinatal care have, amongst others, decrease the mortality of the neonates with a birthweight below < 1,000 g from 61% to 12%. The technological progresses in artificial ventilation have led to a significant decrease in chronic lung disease down to 5% or less, and of cerebral complications (intraventricular hemorrhages, grade 3 and 4 and/or periventricular leucomalacia) down to 11% or less. The progress in surgery and anesthesiology have allowed us to operate the extremely low birthweight infants in the neonatal unit when needed. This has been possible thanks to a multidisciplinary team approach: many specialists working together from conception to birth and from birth to home try to offer the best to these sometimes very small human beings.