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Editorial
March 26, 2019

Extremely Preterm Birth Outcomes in Sweden

Author Affiliations
  • 1Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa, Iowa City
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont, Burlington
  • 3Vermont Oxford Network, Burlington
JAMA. 2019;321(12):1163-1164. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.2020

Since the early days of neonatal medicine, controversy has existed about when to provide intensive care for infants born at the earliest survivable gestational ages.1 For some infants born too soon, any attempt at life-sustaining treatment has no real chance of success. For other infants born just weeks later and ounces heavier, treatment likely results in survival. Births between these extremes (during the periviable period) have been complicated by variations in practice, expectations, and the resulting data.

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