[From resuscitation space in the delivery room of the Women's hospital to the perinatal center of the Leipzig University].

Abteilung Neonatologie, Universitäts-Kinderklinik, Leipzig.
Zentralblatt für Gynäkologie 02/1997; 119 Suppl 1:38-40.
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Historical review on the development of neonatal intensive care and new-born nursing at the women hospital of Leipzig University from 1969 up to 1995 and the foundation of a Perinatal Center. The successes of perinatal care are demonstrated best by the decline of neonatal mortality of extremely low birth weight infants from more than 90% up to 20% in 1995. It is attributed to the progress in perinatal medicine as well as to a perfect functioning regionalization of high risk pregnancies.

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