Print Email Facebook Twitter Management of the neonate at the limits of viability: The Dutch viewpoint Title Management of the neonate at the limits of viability: The Dutch viewpoint Author Verloove-Vanhorick, S.P. TNO Kwaliteit van Leven Publication year 2006 Abstract Due to ever-improving medical technology over the course of the last century, the limit of viability has been lowered from around 32 weeks of gestation, first to 28 weeks and, in recent decades, to as low as less than 24 weeks. Long-term follow-up studies (Project on Preterm and Small-for- Gestational-Age Infants, Leiden Follow-up Project on Prematurity, Epidemiological Project for ICU Research and Evaluation, Étude Epidémiologique sur les Petits Ages Gestationnels, Extremely Preterm Infants in Belgium), however, have shown high percentages of deaths and/or disabilities at lower gestational ages in surviving children. Many parents and children are burdened with lifelong iatrogenic disabilities. As a result, the Dutch Paediatric Association and the Dutch Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology have laid down joint rules for the management of expected/threatened preterm delivery. © RCOG 2006 BJOG An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Subject HealthJeugd en GezondheidDisabilityGuidelinesPreterm deliveryTreatmentViabilitySteroidFetus developmentFollow upGestation periodHumanInfant mortalityLong term careMedical assessmentMedical researchMedical societyMedical technologyPhysical disabilityPractice guidelinePremature laborPrematurityReviewSurvival To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:c8572165-21d9-412a-aef0-1184eb14461e DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1471-0528.2006.01119.x TNO identifier 239694 ISSN 1470-0328 Source BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 113 (SUPPL. 3), 13-16 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.