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Impact of preterm birth on infant mortality for newborns with congenital heart defects: The EPICARD population-based cohort study

  • Enora Laas1,
  • Nathalie Lelong1,
  • Pierre-Yves Ancel1,
  • Damien Bonnet3,
  • Lucile Houyel2,
  • Jean-François Magny4,
  • Thibaut Andrieu1,
  • François Goffinet1, 5,
  • Babak Khoshnood1Email authorView ORCID ID profile and
  • on behalf of the EPICARD study group
BMC PediatricsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201717:124

Received: 20 July 2016

Accepted: 26 April 2017

Published: 15 May 2017

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Original Submission
20 Jul 2016 Submitted Original manuscript
26 Dec 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Riccardo Erennio Pfister
12 Jan 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - M Kumar
30 Mar 2017 Author responded Author comments - Enora Laas
Resubmission - Version 2
30 Mar 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
26 Apr 2017 Editorially accepted
15 May 2017 Article published 10.1186/s12887-017-0875-z

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Authors’ Affiliations

Obstetrical, perinatal and pediatric epidemiology research team, Center for biostatistics and epidemiology, INSERM U1153, Maternité de Port-Royal, 6ème étage
Service de chirurgie des cardiopathies congénitales, Hôpital Marie Lannelongue
Centre de référence M3C-Necker, Université Paris Descartes
Service de pédiatrie et réanimation néonatales CHU Necker Enfants Malades
Maternité Port Royal