School-age outcomes following intraventricular haemorrhage in infants born extremely preterm
Nicky Laura Hollebrandse, Alicia J Spittle, Alice C Burnett, Peter J Anderson, Gehan Roberts, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie Ling Yoong Cheong
Archives of Disease in Childhood - Fetal and Neonatal Edition | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: To determine the associations of different grades of intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH), particularly grades 1 and 2, with neurodevelopmental outcomes at 8 years of age in children born extremely preterm. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: State of Victoria, Australia. PATIENTS: Survivors born at <28 weeks' gestational age (n=546) and matched term-born controls (n=679) from three distinct eras, namely, those born in 1991-1992, 1997 and 2005. EXPOSURE: Worst grade of IVH detected on serial neonatal cranial ultrasound. OUTCOME MEASURES: Intellectual ability, executive function, academic skills, cerebral palsy and motor function at 8 years. RESULTS: There was a trend for..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Council
Funded by grants from the National Health and Medical Council (project grant ID 284512; Career Development Fellowship ID 1141354 to JLYC, ID 1108714 to AJS; Senior Research Fellowship ID 1081288 to PJA; Centre of Research Excellence ID 1060733) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Programme.