publication . Article . Other literature type . 2000

Neurologic and Developmental Disability after Extremely Preterm Birth

Nicholas S. Wood; Neil Marlow; Kate Costeloe; Alan T. Gibson; Andrew R. Wilkinson;
  • Published: 10 Aug 2000 Journal: New England Journal of Medicine, volume 343, pages 378-384 (issn: 0028-4793, eissn: 1533-4406, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Background Small studies show that many children born as extremely preterm infants have logic and developmental disabilities. We evaluated all children who were born at 25 or fewer completed weeks of gestation in the United Kingdom and Ireland from March through December 1995 at the time when they reached a median age of 30 months.Methods Each child underwent a formal ment by an independent examiner. Development was evaluated with use of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, and neurologic function was assessed by a standardized examination. Disability and severe were defined by predetermined criteria.Results At a median age of 30 months, corrected for gestat...
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