Journal article

Apnoea of prematurity and arousal from sleep

RSC Horne, S Andrew, K Mitchell, DJ Sly, SM Cranage, B Chau, TM Adamson

EARLY HUMAN DEVELOPMENT | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2001

Abstract

The incidence of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) has been found to be consistently higher in preterm and low birth weight infants than in infants born at term and this increase is inversely related to gestational age. The incidence and severity of apnoea of prematurity, are also inversely related to gestational age. The aim of this study was to investigate whether a neonatal history of apnoea/bradycardia affected the maturation of arousal responses. Twenty-five premature infants were studied. A perinatal risk score was determined for each infant and infants were divided into those with a neonatal history of apnoea/bradycardia (n=16) and those without (n=9). All infants were studied using..

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