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Delivery room practices for extremely preterm infants: the harms of the gestational age label
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    Re: Current debate about the limit of viability: the neglected majority
    • John Lantos, Professor of Pediatrics
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      • Annie Janvier

    Neonatal mortality in poor countries

    We appreciate Dr. Berger's astute observation that most of the babies in the world do not have access to neonatal intensive care. His statistics underestimate the extent of the problem. Around the world, 7 million infants die each year. Most die of diseases that are preventable or treatable. Their deaths are due to lack of access to the most basic medical care. This is no...

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    Current debate about the limit of viability: the neglected majority

    It is with great interest that I read the editorial entitled "Delivery room practices for extremely preterm infants: the harms of the gestational age label" by Janvier and Lantos (1) analysing the results of the EPIPAGE-2 study (2). The two authors question the appropriateness of the French non-intervention approach towards infants born at 22, 23 and 24 weeks for whom NICU admission was withheld in 96%, 91% and 38% of cas...

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