C T Garcia-Coll

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Preterm infants with varying degrees of intraventricular hemorrhage (none, n = 21; grade I to II, n = 22; grade II to IV, n = 24) and a group of full-term infants (n = 21) were compared with regard to behavioral responsiveness and parental reports of the infant's temperament. Behavioral responsiveness was assessed during the presentation of 15 visual,(More)
Deficits in parenting behavior in adolescent mothers could be due to the adolescent mother's perception of her infant's behavior. The aim of this study was to compare how adolescent and adult mothers perceive the crying behavior of their newborns. The 19 adolescent and 18 adult mothers listened to a tape recording of their infants' crying and rated the(More)
Newborn infants who showed anthropometric signs of atypical patterns of fetal growth were compared with infants of appropriate growth on the Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale (NBAS) and on recently developed supplementary items. The sample consisted of lower-socioeconomic-status families in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and included teenage and older mothers.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether the "goodness of fit" between infant cry characteristics and the mother's perception of the cry is related to developmental outcome at 18 months of age. DESIGN This was a prospective, longitudinal study from birth to 18 months performed in a blinded manner. SETTING The study was conducted in a maternity hospital, including(More)
We prospectively and longitudinally evaluated neurologic status, cognitive status, and visual-evoked responses in 63 premature infants with cerebral intraventricular hemorrhage, 27 premature infants without hemorrhage, and 22 full-term normal infants. We hypothesized that severe intraventricular hemorrhage (grades III and IV) is associated with impaired(More)
Infants with impaired fetal growth (IFG) (N=15) were compared with normally grown infants (N=22) on the Brazelton scale. IFG infants were classified into proportionate (N=8) or disproportionate (N=7) growth retarded based on weight for age, length for age, and weight for length (ponderal index, PI) standards. The Brazelton scale was administered on the 2nd(More)
Forty low-birthweight (LBW) infants (28 AGA, 12 SGA) and 16 fullterm infants have been followed for three years with neurological, developmental, language, behavior and audiometric assessments. Only two (5 per cent) of the LBW infants were neurologically abnormal at three years. The AGA infants continued to lag cognitively and in receptive language in(More)
Neonatal and follow-up data of infants from the special care nursery whose birth weights were < 750 g, born between 1980 and 1990, were reviewed. There was a 20% relative improvement in the odds of surviving the neonatal period, a 16% improvement in the odds of being discharged and a 19% improvement in the odds of surviving until 2 years of age with each(More)
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