Journal article

Predictors of long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of children born extremely preterm.

Alicia J Spittle, Deanne K Thompson, Joy E Olsen, Amanda Kwong, Karli Treyvaud

Semin Perinatol | Published : 2021

Abstract

Children born extremely preterm (<28 weeks' gestation) are at high risk of a range of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes in later childhood compared with their peers born at term, including cognitive, motor, and behavioral difficulties. These difficulties can be associated with poorer academic achievement and health outcomes at school age. In this review, we discuss several predictors in the newborn period of early childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes including perinatal risk factors, neuroimaging findings and neurobehavioral assessments, along with social and environmental influences for children born extremely preterm. Given the complexity of predicting long-term outcomes in children bor..

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