Barbara Bajuk

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OBJECTIVE Not many large studies have reported the true impact of lower-grade intraventricular hemorrhages in preterm infants. We studied the neurodevelopmental outcomes of extremely preterm infants in relation to the severity of intraventricular hemorrhage. METHODS A regional cohort study of infants born at 23 to 28 weeks' gestation and admitted to a(More)
The neonatal units in two large maternity hospitals collaborated in a study of 440 liveborn infants weighting 500-1500 g born in 1977 and 1978: 377 (85.7%) were born in hospital. The overall survival rate was 70.5%, with a range of 67.5% to 71.5% for the inborn and outborn categories of infants in each hospital. In hospital A the survival rate of infants(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)
BACKGROUND Despite widespread use of neonatal hospital discharge data, there are few published reports on the accuracy of population health data with neonatal diagnostic or procedure codes. The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of using routinely collected hospital discharge data in identifying neonatal morbidity during the birth admission(More)
BACKGROUND While there are good data to describe changing trends in mortality and morbidity rates for preterm populations, there is very little information on the specific causes and pattern of death in terms of age of vulnerability. It is well established that mortality increases with decreasing gestational age but there are limited data on the specific(More)
BACKGROUND Data on risk factors for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)-associated hospitalisation in Australian children may be informative for preventive measures. METHODS A whole-of-population-based study was conducted to identify comparable risk factors for RSV hospitalisation in different subgroups of children aged <2 years in New South Wales. The(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of hypertensive disease of pregnancy (HDP) on the development of respiratory distress syndrome (RDS) in preterm neonates. DESIGN A retrospective cohort study. SETTING All neonatal intensive care units in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. PATIENTS A total of 18,845 preterm neonates aged between 24 and(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 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)