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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)
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 pattern of growth of 235 very low-birthweight children, whose weights were appropriate for gestational age, was characterised by a significant decline in weight, length and head circumference from birth to discharge from hospital, followed by partial recovery in all three measures of growth by two years corrected age. 29 per cent of the children were(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)
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)
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)
Twenty four infants with birthweights less than or equal to 1500 g had bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). Four died in the neonatal period and four in the postneonatal period-one had been discharged and was aged one year. Sixteen (67%) survived long term and were followed up until they were two years old. Common medical conditions included respiratory(More)
A prospective five-year follow-up of survivors of very low birthweight (less than or equal to 1500 g) born in 1979 was carried out at the Queen Victoria Medical Centre, Melbourne, between 1980 and 1985. Of the 57 children reported here, 23 had been identified during psychological testing at two years as having an attention deficit disorder (ADD). Although(More)