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Neurodevelopmental outcome of the premature infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19501696     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Advances in antenatal medicine and neonatal intensive care have successfully resulted in improved survival rates of preterm infants. These improvements have been most dramatic in infants born extremely low birth weight (ELBW, <or=1000 g) and at the limits of viability (22 to 25 weeks). But improvements in survival have not been accompanied by proportional reductions in the incidence of disability in this population. Thus, survival is not an adequate measure of success in these infants who remain at high risk for neurodevelopmental and behavioral morbidities. There is now increasing evidence of sustained adverse outcomes into school age and adolescence, not only for ELBW infants but for infants born late preterm.
Bonnie E Stephens; Betty R Vohr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  56     ISSN:  1557-8240     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-08     Completed Date:  2009-06-24     Revised Date:  2009-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  631-46, Table of Contents     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Women and Infants Hospital, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI 02905, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cerebral Palsy / epidemiology
Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology
Child Development / physiology*
Cognition Disorders / epidemiology
Developmental Disabilities / epidemiology
Hearing Loss / epidemiology
History, 20th Century
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature* / physiology
Infant, Very Low Birth Weight
Survival Rate / trends
Vision Disorders / epidemiology

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