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Behavioral and quantitative electroencephalography (EEG) techniques were used to evaluate treatment response to stimulant therapy in children with attention disorders. A sample of 130 children with attention disorders were evaluated with Conners and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders--III rating scales, and with neurometric quantitative(More)
A three-year cohort of extremely low-birthweight (ELBW, less than 1000g) survivors born between 1st January 1979 and 31st December 1981 were followed prospectively at one, two and five years of age, corrected for preterm birth. 57 of 110 infants survived, and 53 children were still alive at five years. The diagnoses of cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness(More)
The perinatal histories of 50 very low birthweight infants weighing 1500 g, or less, with necrotizing enterocolitis were compared with those of the remaining 325 very low birthweight infants who were admitted to this hospital during a four year study period. Many factors previously reported to be associated with necrotizing enterocolitis were found with(More)
All 56 infants born between 23 and 28 weeks' gestation admitted to this hospital in 1981 were examined for periventricular haemorrhage with cerebral ultrasonography. Haemorrhage was diagnosed in 34 (61%)-12 (22%) had germinal layer haemorrhage, 18 (32%) had intraventricular haemorrhage, and four (7%) had intracerebral haemorrhage. The two year outcome of(More)
The survival of 163 infants born within the hospital at 24-28 weeks gestation during a 4 1/2-year period and the morbidity in survivors at 2 years of age were reported. Hospital survival rates from 24-28 weeks at each week of gestation, excluding six infants with birth defects, were 36%, 32%, 57%, 70% and 74% respectively. The late outcome of children born(More)
Twenty-four (6%) of 375 infants with birthweights less than or equal to 1500g developed bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD); 16 (15%) of 107 in those less than or equal to 100g and 8 (3%) of 268 in those greater than 1000g. The incidence was 10% in those who required assisted ventilation. Perinatal asphyxia, significant respiratory distress, pulmonary(More)
Two large maternity services studied consecutive inborn infants (birth weight range, 500 to 1,500 g) born between 1977 and 1978. The multidisciplinary team members used identical assessment methods and documentation. Of 259 long-term survivors, 252 (97.3%) were seen at 2 years of age. Survival rates for hospitals 1 and 2 were 68.5% and 69.0%, respectively.(More)
During 1979 and 1980, 351 infants of birth weight 500 to 999 g were born in the State of Victoria: 89 (25.4%) survived to the age of 2 years corrected for prematurity, and 83 were fully assessed by a multidisciplinary team; partial data were obtained on the remainder. At the age of 5 years, corrected for prematurity, 85/89 (96%) were evaluated by a(More)
The overall 1-year survival rate of 261 infants born at 500 g-999g over a 7-year period was 46%. The survival rate of the 220 inborn infants, corrected for birth defects, would have increased from 47% to 57% if delivery room deaths were excluded and to 62% if postneonatal deaths had also been ignored. Survival improved progressively with increasing 100g(More)