Table 2.

Comparison of Results and Clinical Course Outcome in Groups 1 and 2

Group 1Group 2
Number of infants1416
Number of PD infants 5 3
Gestational age, weeks median (range)27.5  (24–34)27.5  (24–34)
Birth weight, g median (range)828  (537–2000)994  (531–2100)
TcPco 2, kPa mean (SD)5.7  (±1.1)6.2  (±1.2)
MABP, mm Hg median (range)27.2  (23.7–29.9)35.3  (30.1–39.3)*
CBF (ml · 100 g−1 · min−1) mean (±SD)13.9  (±6.9)12.3  (±6.4)
Cranial USS abnormalities3 (1 IVH, 1 HPI, 1 PVL)3 (2 IVH, 1 HPI)
Died (n)5 (4 PD)5 (3 PD)
  • Abbreviations: PD, placental dysfunction; IVH, intraventricular hemorrhage; PHH, posthemorrhagic hydrocephalus; HPI, hemorrhagic parenchymal infarction; PVL, periventricular leukomalacia; USS, ultrasound scan.

  • * P < .001.