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Shifting the limit of viability to save periviable babies
 

Shifting the limit of viability to save periviable babies

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Researchers have found that the survival rate without severe health conditions for prematurely-born babies has improved. This has potential implications for when and how intensively to resuscitate such ‘periviable’ infants.
 
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25 Feb 2017 - General
 
I agree that we should start discussing moving the age of viability as new studies show that newborns 23 weeks of age and older have improved chance of survival. It was heartbreaking to see in this article that a baby was allowed to die without medical intervention since the neonate was born at a "nonviable" age. The medical staff violated the first dictum of ethics which stated to first do no harm. We have to be more focused on saving lives instead of a nihilistic approach towards ver...
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