Journal article

Have outcomes following extremely preterm birth improved over time?

Jeanie LY Cheong, Alicia J Spittle, Alice C Burnett, Peter J Anderson, Lex W Doyle

Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Increased survival of infants born preterm, especially those born extremely preterm (<28 weeks' gestation), has meant that more are reaching later childhood and adulthood. As preterm birth is associated with a higher risk of neurodevelopmental deficits, the aim of this review was to determine whether or not the advances in perinatal care that led to improved survival have also had a positive impact on long-term neurodevelopment. Studies examining temporal changes in neurodevelopment are limited, and only from high-income countries. However, based on available published data, there is no definite trend of improved neurodevelopment at school age for neurosensory, cognitive, academic achievemen..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Research Excellence)


Awarded by Medical Research Future Fund of Australia


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

The National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence #546519; Centre of Research Excellence #1060733 & #1153176; Project Grant #108702; Career Development Fellowship #1108714 to AS; Leadership Fellowship #1176077 to PJA), the Medical Research Future Fund of Australia (Career Development Fellowship #1141354 to JC), and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.