TABLE 3.

Outcome of the Study Infants (n = 22)

VariableN
Death within 30 d (n)3
NEC (n)1
Localized bowel perforation (n)0
Sepsis (n)4
Extension of IVH during treatment (n)
 Change from grade 1 to grade 20
 Change from grade 2 to grade 31
 Change from grade 2 to grade 40
 Change from grade 0 to grade 1 or higher3
PVL (n)3
 Grade 1 (flaring after d 7)1
 Grade 22
 Grade 3 (cystic)0
Respiratory outcome
 BPD (n)0
 IPPV (d)mean 11 (range: 3–62)
CPAP (d)0
Time to regain birth weight (d)14.8 ± 4.5 (range: 7–23)
Time to full enteral feeding (d)19.3 ± 6.1 (range: 12–28)
  • PVL indicates periventricular leukomalacia; BPD, broncopulmonary dysplasia; IPPV, intermittent positive pressure ventilation; CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure.