Journal article

Long-term neurodevelopmental outcome in high-risk newborns in resource-limited settings: a systematic review of the literature

KM Milner, EFG Neal, G Roberts, AC Steer, T Duke

Paediatrics and International Child Health | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015


BACKGROUND: Improving outcomes beyond survival for high-risk newborns in resource-limited settings is an emerging challenge. Global estimates demonstrate the scale of this challenge and significant gaps in morbidity outcome data in high mortality contexts. A systematic review was conducted to document the prevalence of neurodevelopmental impairment in high-risk newborns who were followed up into childhood in low- and middle-income countries. METHODS: High-risk newborns were defined as low, very or extremely low birthweight, preterm infants or those surviving birth asphyxia or serious infections. Electronic databases were searched and articles screened for eligibility. Included articles were ..

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