TABLE 3

Main Causes of Death Among Infants Admitted to a NICU, Born at 22 to 26 Weeks?(tm) Gestation

Main Cause of DeathRespiratory FailureSevere Neurologic MorbidityaNEC or Bowel PerforationSepsisOtherbTotal
Death despite ongoing intensive care treatment, n (%)11 (34.4)2 (6.3)8 (25.0)5 (15.6)6 (18.8)32
Death after a decision to withdraw intensive care treatment, n (%)11 (32.4)17 (50.0)5 (14.7)0 (0)1 (2.9)34
Total, n (%)22 (33.3)19 (28.8)13 (19.7)5 (7.6)7 (10.6)66
  • a ICH Papile grade 3?"4, cPVL, or clinical signs of severe neurologic damage.

  • b Other causes were congenital malformation (n = 1), perinatal asphyxia (n = 1), accidental extubation (n = 1), and refractory hypotension (n = 4).