Extreme prematurity, growth and neurodevelopment at 8 years: a cohort study
Leah Hickey, Alice Burnett, Alicia J Spittle, Gehan Roberts, Peter Anderson, Katherine Lee, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie Ling Yoong Cheong
Archives of Disease in Childhood | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2021
OBJECTIVE: Infants born extremely preterm (EP, <28 weeks' gestation) exhibit poorer growth and neurodevelopmental impairment in early childhood compared with their term-born peers. Whether poor growth persists and whether associations of growth with neurodevelopmental functioning have changed in the decades since the introduction of surfactant are not well described. This study aims to (1) compare growth from birth to 2 years then 8 years in children born EP between three different eras, and (2) investigate the associations of growth from birth to 2 years then 8 years with cognitive, academic, executive and motor function at 8 years, and if associations have changed over time. DESIGN: Prospe..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia
Supported by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia (Centre of Clinical Research Excellence #546519; Centre of Research Excellence #1060733; Project Grant #108702; Career Development Fellowship #1141354 to JLYC, #1127984 to KL, #1108714 to AJS) and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.