Table 1 Patient baseline characteristics and clinical outcomes

From: The relationship between BNP, NTproBNP and echocardiographic measurements of systemic blood flow in very preterm infants

Patient characteristics and clinical outcomes Descriptive statistics
Mean (s.d.) gestation in weeks and days 275 (21)
Median (IQR) birth weight in grams 995 (845–1175)
Sex female (%) 25 (41.7%)
Outborn (%) 4 (6.7%)
Nil antenatal steroids (%) 4 (6.7%)
Cesarean section (%) 40 (66.7%)
Intubated and surfactant at birth (%) 38 (63.3%)
CPAP at birth (%) 22 (36.7%)
Median (IQR) APGAR score at 5 min 7 (6–8)
Inotropic support at the time of study 30 (50%)
PDA diameter 1.5 mm at the time of study 47 (79.7%)
BPD (%) 28 (46.6%)
NEC (%) 4 (6.7%)
FIP (%) 4 (6.7%)
Any IVH (%) 12 (20%)
IVH grade III or IV (%) 3 (5%)
PVL (%) 0
ROP requiring laser treatment (%) 5 (8.3%)
Mortality (%) 2 (3.3%)
  1. Abbreviations: BPD, bronchopulmonary dysplasia; CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure; FIP, focal intestinal perforation; IQR, interquartile range; IVH, intraventricular hemorrhage; NEC, necrotizing enterocolitis; PDA, patent ductus arteriosus; PVL, periventricular leukomalacia; ROP, retinopathy of prematurity.