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AIM To determine if adolescents who are born very preterm (<32 wks; of gestation) and/or with very low birthweight (VLBW; <1500 g) have a higher risk of experiencing clinically significant anxiety problems. METHOD We used a systematic review and meta-analysis. We searched the databases ISI Web of Knowledge, PubMed, PsycNET, Educational Resources(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine very preterm (gestational age at birth <32 weeks) and/or very low birth weight (birth weight <1500 g: VP/VLBW) adults' personality and risk taking when compared with term controls. To investigate whether differences between VP/VLBW adults and controls remain after taking their general cognitive abilities into account. DESIGN The(More)
OBJECTIVE Children born at <32 weeks' gestation are at increased risk of intellectual impairment. Few studies have focused on the majority of preterm children born at 32 to 36 weeks' gestation. We aimed to investigate the association between the full range of gestational ages at birth and the risk of not completing basic school. METHODS This longitudinal,(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to obtain Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) scores from the background population so that these may be used as a reference group to extremely preterm children at nine and 18 months of corrected age. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 298 children were randomly chosen among the Danish population in three different(More)
A national cohort of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) and/or extremely preterm (EPT) children and a term control group was followed up at the age of 5 years. The primary objective was to investigate whether premature birth had a global impact on cognitive functions or affected specific functions only. Assessment tools were Wechsler Preschool and Primary(More)
AIM To investigate the risk of developing psychiatric disorders in individuals born prematurely (born before 37 weeks of gestation). METHODS The study is a longitudinal register-based study including all live-born individuals in Denmark from 1974 to 1996. Poisson regression models including well-known confounders were used to investigate the rate ratio of(More)
The aim of the study was to examine whether school performance was reduced in children with very-low birthweight beyond what could be explained by the deficit in intelligence-score at 4 years of age. Participants (n=333) examined at 4 years of age included three subgroups on the basis of birthweight: very-low birthweight (VLBW < 1501 g; n=102), low(More)
AIM To evaluate neurodevelopmental outcome at age 5 y of age in a cohort of preterm children treated mainly with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in the neonatal period. METHODS A national prospective observational study was conducted in Denmark which included all 269 surviving children with a birthweight below 1000 g or a gestational age(More)
AIM To describe the socio economic achievement of individuals born very preterm (VPT) at the age of 27 to 29 years. METHOD Demographic and social data were extracted from national registers for all individuals born between 1974 and 1976 in Denmark (n=208 656). Of these, 203 283 individuals were alive in 2006. We compared VPT individuals (gestational age(More)
To investigate whether the decrease in mean birthweight of the smallest infants surviving with a very low birthweight (VLBW) in the past two decades is associated with an increase in intellectual deficit rates, we compared the results obtained in two different follow-up studies: one included a cohort of children of VLBW (<1500g; n=102, 52% male) born in the(More)