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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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
73 (34%) of 213 inborn, long term survivors with a birthweight less than 1500 g showed characteristics of Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) during psychological testing at 2 years of age corrected for prematurity. Agreement on the diagnosis of ADD made by the paediatrician and psychologist in separate examinations was statistically significant. Children with(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)