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MEDICAL SCIENCES 2008, 18(4): 251-254 Back to browse issues page
The evaluation of minimum period of pregnancy associated with maximum survival rate of preterm newborns and its matching with verses of holy Quran
Ebrahim Khadem Azghadi *
, Ebrahim _ Khadem@yahoo.com
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Background: From the aspirations of verse 15 of blessed Ahghaf and 233 of Baghareh chapters of the holy Quran, the sum of pregnancy and breast feeding period is 30 months and the maximum breast feeding period is 24 months. Therefore, it is concluded that the minimum period of pregnancy in the view of the Holy Quran is 6 months. The main purpose of this study was to determine the age of pregnancy (between 20 and 36 weeks), which could be with sudden increase in the number of survived preterm infants.
Materials and methods: In this descriptive cross-sectional study, 304 records of preterm infants from 3 hospitals (Milad, Javaheri and Amir almomenin hospitals) during one year were studied. Subjects were divided to four groups based on age of pregnancy at the time of delivery: A (21-24 weeks), B (25-28 weeks), C (29-32 weeks), D (33-36 weeks). Survival and mortality rate of preterm infants in each group were measured.
Results: Survival rate of preterm infants was 11.1% in group A, 26.5% in group B, 78.6% in group C and 95.6% in group D.
Conclusion: our results indicate sudden increase in the number of survived preterm infants after the 28th week. This finding is compatible with concepts of mentioned verses of holy Quran.
Keywords: Preterm labor, Survival, Mortality, Gestational age
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Subject: Epidemiology
Received: 2006/09/6
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Khadem Azghadi E. The evaluation of minimum period of pregnancy associated with maximum survival rate of preterm newborns and its matching with verses of holy Quran. MEDICAL SCIENCES. 2008; 18 (4) :251-254
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Volume 18, Issue 4 (Winter 2008) Back to browse issues page
فصلنامه علوم پزشکی دانشگاه آزاد اسلامی واحد پزشکی تهران Medical Science Journal of Islamic Azad Univesity - Tehran Medical Branch
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