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Which high-risk infants should we follow-up and how should we do it?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22970673     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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Early detection of neurodevelopmental delay and appropriate intervention has been associated with improved academic and social outcomes. Identifying those who are at high risk and might benefit is not straightforward. Approximately 2% of infants are admitted to a neonatal intensive care unit after birth and these babies are known to be at high risk of developmental impairment. While it is well recognised that the extreme preterm infant is at high risk of developmental impairment, there is increasing evidence of a risk in late preterm infants as well as those undergoing major cardiac and non-cardiac surgery. Not all infants are enrolled in multidisciplinary follow-up clinics with easy access to early intervention. These clinics are expensive to run with both limited and conflicting data on their long-term value. This review will concentrate on identifying which infants are at risk, reviewing the aetiology of the risk factors and the efficacy of follow-up clinics.
Authors:
Karen Walker; Andrew Ja Holland; Robert Halliday; Nadia Badawi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of paediatrics and child health     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1440-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  J Paediatr Child Health     Publication Date:  2012 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-09-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9005421     Medline TA:  J Paediatr Child Health     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  789-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health © 2012 Paediatrics and Child Health Division (Royal Australasian College of Physicians).
Affiliation:
Grace Centre for Newborn Care Douglas Cohen Department of Paediatric Surgery, The Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
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