Japanese outcome data for babies born at 22 – 23 weeks gestation

A study from the Japanese Neonatal Research Network, from 48 NICUs, reports the rates of death and neurodevelopmental outcomes (at age three) of infants between 22 – 26 weeks of gestation. Survival without neurodevelopmental impairment or only mild impairment at 22 weeks was 12%, and at 23 weeks it was 20%.

Outcomes of infants born at 22 and 23 weeks gestation. Ishii et al, 2013