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)
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)
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)
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)
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 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)
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)
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)