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The effect of abdominal incisions on early motor development of infants with necrotizing enterocolitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7680634     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Eighteen very low-birthweight infants with necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC) underwent periodic neurodevelopmental testing until two years of age. They were grouped according to whether they had had surgical intervention (N = 6) or non-surgical therapy (N = 12). At eight and 15 months corrected age, a significantly greater number of the surgical group exhibited motor delay. At 24 months, only one infant in the surgical group had persistent motor delays. These findings indicate a higher incidence of motor delays in infants requiring surgery for NEC. The delays involved skills influenced by the abdominal musculature. These motor delays persisted up to 24 months, but appeared to resolve with time.
N P Simon; N R Brady; R L Stafford; R W Powell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-04-12     Completed Date:  1993-04-12     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  49-53     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Neonatology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30335-3801.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Muscles / surgery*
Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
Child, Preschool
Developmental Disabilities / diagnosis*
Enterocolitis, Pseudomembranous / surgery*
Hospitals, Pediatric
Infant, Newborn
Length of Stay
Movement Disorders / diagnosis
Muscle Spasticity / diagnosis
Neurologic Examination
Physical Therapy Modalities
Psychomotor Performance
Retrospective Studies

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