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Early childhood outcomes of infants born with gastroschisis.
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PMID:  23932607     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
PURPOSE: To describe neonatal and childhood outcomes of a contemporary cohort of infants with gastroschisis.
METHODS: Observational, single center, inception cohort of children born with gastroschisis from January 2005 to December 2008.
RESULTS: Of 63 infants, 61 survived to hospital discharge and 39 were seen for follow-up. Complications included sepsis (37%), necrotizing enterocolitis (10%), parenteral nutrition related cholestasis (25%), and short bowel syndrome (13%). Of survivors, 5% had visual impairment and 10% had hearing loss. No child tested had mental delay or cerebral palsy. Early gestational age predicted death or disability (OR 0.60, 95% CI 0.38, 0.96; p=0.033). There was a high incidence of prescription medications for presumed gastroesophageal reflux (90%). Some infants continued to require tube feeds (15%). There were improvements in longitudinal growth reflected in increasing z-scores.
CONCLUSIONS: Although children with gastroschisis are at risk for disability, childhood outcomes are encouraging.
Michael van Manen; Leonora Hendson; Michelle Wiley; Mark Evans; Soreh Taghaddos; Irina Dinu
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1531-5037     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  2013 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-08-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1682-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Women and Children's Health Research Institute, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Electronic address:
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