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Population, Case-Control Study of Cerebral Palsy: Neonatal Predictors for Low-Risk Term Singletons.
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PMID:  21339270     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objectives: For singletons with cerebral palsy (CP) who were born at term, the goals were (1) to determine the proportion not admitted to a NICU, (2) to compare clinical descriptions of those admitted to NICUs and those not admitted, and (3) to identify neonatal predictors of CP among those not admitted to a NICU. Methods: A total-population case (N = 442) control (N = 468) study of, singleton, term-born infants with CP, as ascertained from the Western Australian Cerebral Palsy Register, was performed. Results: All types of CP were represented among the 67% of term infants with CP (N = 295) who were not admitted to a NICU, which also included 54% of the subjects with the most severe impairments. Independent neonatal predictors were abnormalities of tone (odds ratio [OR]: 7.3 [95% confidence interval [CI]: 2-26.8]), temperature regulation (OR: 4.1 [95% CI: 1.2-14]), consciousness (OR: 3.7 [95% CI: 2-7]), and fontanelles (OR: 4.4 [95% CI: 0.8-23]), requirement for resuscitation (OR: 2.9 [95% CI: 2.2-12.9]), and birth defects (OR: 5.1 [95% CI: 2.4-10]). The risk of CP increased with the number of factors, but 58% of subjects who were not admitted to a NICU exhibited none of these factors. Conclusions: Neonatal predictors of CP among term infants not admitted to a NICU were identified. However, 39% of all term singletons with CP were not admitted to a NICU and exhibited none of these predictors.
Sarah McIntyre; Nadia Badawi; Chris Brown; Eve Blair
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-21
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Title:  Pediatrics     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1098-4275     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376422     Medline TA:  Pediatrics     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Cerebral Palsy Institute, Sydney, Australia;
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