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Outcomes of preterm infants: morbidity replaces mortality.
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PMID:  21890018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Over the last 50 years in the United States a rising preterm birth rate, a progressive decrease in preterm mortality, and a lowering of the limit of viability have made preterm birth a significant public health problem. Neuromaturation, the functional development of the central nervous system (CNS), is a dynamic process that promotes and shapes CNS structural development. This article reviews preterm outcomes, recognizing that multiple factors influence neuromaturation and lead to a range of neurodevelopmental disabilities, dysfunctions, and altered CNS processing. Ways to protect preterm infants and support their growth and development in and beyond intensive care are examined.
Marilee C Allen; Elizabeth A Cristofalo; Christina Kim
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in perinatology     Volume:  38     ISSN:  1557-9840     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Perinatol     Publication Date:  2011 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501306     Medline TA:  Clin Perinatol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Nelson 2-133, 600 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA; NICU Developmental Followup Clinic, The Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA.
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