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Question NICU treatment affecting future outcome!

An infant girl is born via spontaneous vaginal delivery at 28-week gestation because of an incompetent cervix. Which of the following features of her clinical course in the neonatal intensive care unit (ICU) is most likely to correlate with her clinical outcome 5 years from now?

A. Administration of surfactant
B. Apnea of prematurity
C. Grade IV intraventricular hemorrhage
D. Retinopathy of prematurity stage 1 on initial ophthalmologic examination
E. Umbilical artery catheterization
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i think ventricular hemorrhage??
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I would go with 'A' as the baby is premature and thus can suffer from lung prematurity. Therefore, it's important that she needs surfactant. Do share the right answer!
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D,RETINOPATHY OF PREMATURITY stage 1 on initial ophthal exam
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the answer is grade 4 intraventricular haemorrhage
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the answer is grade 4 intraventricular haemorrhage

Can you please explain the answer.
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