It seems that focusing on reducing infection (one of the great problems of our time) has had a big effect on improved outcomes for premature babies.
More babies born extremely prematurely are surviving without neurological problems, according to a new study. The study by Duke Health in the US and published in the New England Journal of Medicine looked at 4,274 babies born between 22 and 24 weeks. Compared with those born a decade earlier, a larger percentage were now toddlers without signs of moderate or severe cognitive and motor delay. Changes to care are being credited with the improvement.