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Intraventricular hemorrhage and long-term outcome in the premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9361998     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) is a common, serious problem among premature infants. With advances in neonatal care, improved survival rates of small premature infants and improved diagnostic capabilities, IVH is seen with increased frequency in the high-risk nursery. Studies indicate 15-20% of premature infants (birth weight less than 1,500 gms), have been noted to have IVH Many of these neonates survive beyond infancy and may subsequently be seen in pediatric neurosurgery and neurology clinics with long-term problems such as hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, mental retardation and seizures. Although long-term sequelae are not always present, it is beneficial for the neuroscience nurse to be able to understand the mechanisms of brain injury with IVH in order to anticipate long-term problems and provide comprehensive follow-up care for infants and children with this diagnosis.
D Wildrick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of neuroscience nursing : journal of the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses     Volume:  29     ISSN:  0888-0395     ISO Abbreviation:  J Neurosci Nurs     Publication Date:  1997 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-04     Completed Date:  1997-12-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8603596     Medline TA:  J Neurosci Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  281-9     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, Springfield 62794-1614, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Cerebral Ventricles*
Developmental Disabilities / etiology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases* / diagnosis,  therapy
Intensive Care, Neonatal
Neonatal Nursing
Severity of Illness Index
Survival Analysis

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