Table 1.

Important Clinical Data (Mean ± 1 SD) of the CONT and ALLO-treated Infants

CONT (n = 11)ALLO (n = 11)
Birth weight (g)2985 ± 5783337 ± 790
Gestational age (wk)38.7 ± 2.139.3 ± 1.8
Cord/first pH 6.92 ± 0.08 6.90 ± 0.09
Apgar score (5 min)5 (3 to 7)5 (2 to 7)
Maximum Sarnat score
 −0−0 [2]−0 [1]
 −1−2 [2]−5 [4]
 −2−6 [7]−5 [6]
 −3−3 [0]−1 [0]
Adverse outcome6 (54%)2 (18%)
  • The Apgar score has been presented as medians and ranges.

  • The Sarnat classification defines three clinical stages of hypoxic–ischemic injury of the brain attributable to birth asphyxia (stage 0, no injury to stage 3, severe injury; full definition see “Patients and Methods.” Maximum Sarnat score gives the highest stage reached by each infant during the study period. The numbers in brackets indicate the individual Sarnat score before 4 hours of life and before ALLO treatment.

  • Adverse outcome, dead or abnormal neurologic examination at discharge.