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Neurodevelopmental outcome in very-low-birth-weight infants with or without periventricular haemorrhage and/or leucomalacia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1384827     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to verify the predictive value of ultrasound performed in the neonatal period for short-term neurodevelopmental prognosis in 122 preterm very-low-birth-weight infants followed-up at 36 months. Neuromotor development was favourable in 53 (87%) subjects with normal ultrasound findings and in 21 (81%) subjects presenting uncomplicated haemorrhage. However, sensory and/or cognitive sequelae developed in 13% and 19% of the two groups, respectively. Outcome was unfavourable in 14 (50%) of 28 patients with ultrasound findings of complicated cerebral haemorrhages and in 5 (71%) of those (7) with ultrasound findings of parenchymal lesions without haemorrhage. Neonatal ultrasound examination seems to be fundamental in predicting neuromotor, but not cognitive, outcome in very-low-birth-weight infants.
E Fazzi; G Lanzi; A Gerardo; A Ometto; S Orcesi; G Rondini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  81     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  1992 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-12-04     Completed Date:  1992-12-04     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  808-11     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Child Neuropsychiatry, IRCCS C. Mondino Foundation, University of Pavia, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Hemorrhage / classification,  complications,  ultrasonography*
Child, Preschool
Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight*
Infant, Newborn
Italy / epidemiology
Leukomalacia, Periventricular / classification,  complications,  ultrasonography*
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity
Severity of Illness Index

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