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Lancet. 1989 Feb 4;1(8632):253-5.

Morbidity of very low birthweight infants at corrected age of two years in a geographically defined population. Report from Project on Preterm and Small for gestational age infants in The Netherlands.

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Department of Neonatology, University Hospital, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Abstract

In a nationwide prospective survey on very preterm and very-low-birthweight infants in the Netherlands, a neurodevelopmental assessment was made at the corrected age of two years in a virtually complete population. The study achieved a 97.4% follow-up rate. A major handicap was found in 59 children and a minor handicap in 111 children (4.4% and 8.3% of liveborn infants, respectively). Unlike mortality, handicap was apparently unrelated to gestational age or birthweight.

PMID:
2563419
DOI:
10.1016/s0140-6736(89)91265-8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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