December 2015. Volume 11. Number 4

A low Apgar score at 5 minutes is still associated to increased neonatal and infant mortality

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Iliodromiti S, Mackay DF, Smith GC, Pell JP, Nelson SM. Apgar score and the risk of cause-specific infant mortality: a population-based cohort study. Lancet. 2014;384:1749-55.

Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Modesto i Alapont V2.
1CS Potes. Madrid. España.
2Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos. Hospital Infantil La Fe. Valencia. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: 08/09/2015
Acceptance date: 14/09/2015
Publication date: 23/09/2015

Abstract

Authors’ conclusions: low Apgar scores at 5 minutes were most strongly associated with death during the first year of life (especially during the neonatal period), so this index is still useful today.

Reviewers' commentary: a low Apgar score at 5 minutes is still a factor of poor prognosis associated to an increase in early neonatal and, to a lesser extent, to late neonatal and infant mortality. While a relationship with specific causes of death was detected, this result is affected by some limitations of the study.

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Modesto i Alapont V. El índice de Apgar ≤3 a los cinco minutos sigue asociándose a una mayor mortalidad neonatal y del lactante. Evid Pediatr. 2015;11:58.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Iliodromiti S, Mackay DF, Smith GC, Pell JP, Nelson SM. Apgar score and the risk of cause-specific infant mortality: a population-based cohort study. Lancet. 2014;384:1749-55.

Reviewers: Fernández Rodríguez M1, Modesto i Alapont V2.
1CS Potes. Madrid. España.
2Unidad de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos. Hospital Infantil La Fe. Valencia. España.
Correspondence: Mercedes Fernández Rodríguez. Email: mer763@hotmail.com
Reception date: 08/09/2015
Acceptance date: 14/09/2015
Publication date: 23/09/2015

How to cite this article

Fernández Rodríguez M, Modesto i Alapont V. El índice de Apgar ≤3 a los cinco minutos sigue asociándose a una mayor mortalidad neonatal y del lactante. Evid Pediatr. 2015;11:58.

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