The doctors of the regional children's clinical hospital in Yekaterinburg managed to save the life of a newborn girl, who was born much earlier and weighing only 370 grams. This is a unique event, experts say.
In early February, for a period of 23-24 weeks (approximately six months), the baby's mother was urgently taken to the regional perinatal center and had a caesarean. Resuscitators, neonatologists, nurses, radiation and functional diagnostics specialists, clinical pharmacologists, ophthalmologists and many other specialists have teamed up to give birth to a tiny patient.
"This multidisciplinary approach, combined with modern technologies, allows us to achieve success when many colleagues give up," says the department head Mark Prutkin.
Today - four months later - the girl was discharged from the department of pathology of newborns and premature babies, the Governor's Department of Information Policy reports. She already weighs a little over two kilograms, eats and is gaining weight quickly. Her parents will need to work closely with the rehabilitation of their daughter for about a year: to do massage and other medical procedures.
About seven percent of babies are born before term, in the Sverdlovsk region this is about 4 thousand a year. About half a percent of this number are children weighing less than a kilogram (last year there were 267 such crumbs in the region).