Chorioamnionitis, sepsis and lung problems

Chorioamnionitis, also known as intra-amniotic infection (IAI) is an inflammation of the fetal membranes (amnion and chorion) due to a bacterial infection. This study looked at 25 years’ worth of medical records to see if chorioamnionitis and/or sepsis were linked to lung problems in babies with a low birth weight. 1,687 babies were included in the study which found that lower gestational age and sepsis were significantly linked to birth problems but that chorioamnionitis wasn’t.

You can read the abstract of this article here.

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About John Gale

I work as a medical librarian in the Joint Education and Training (JET) library at Leighton Hospital, Crewe. I keep clinicians up to date with the latest research, help them to find the best information about treatment and train them to find - and assess - high-quality information for themselves. I also help doctors and nurses find and write high-quality information for patients.
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