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Information was obtained at age four years on the hand preference of 98 children who had been born prematurely with a very low birthweight and of 54 children born at term with no birth complications. Data were also collected on the hand preference of their parents. The preterm children had been assessed at age three years for IQ, expressive language, speech(More)
Information was obtained on the hand preference of 88 premature and 80 matched full-term children at 7-8 years old. These children were also evaluated for neurologic status, IQ, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and learning disabilities. Although the difference on hand preference was not significant, 12% more of the premature children than the(More)
It emerged from the efforts of BSR's Ecosystem Services Working Group, which was formally launched in January 2007. At the end of the initiative's first year, it was clear to the group's corporate members that a new suite of analytical tools were being developed to support decision-making that integrates ecosystem services. Corporate members asked BSR to(More)
BACKGROUND In a recent meta-analysis, human milk feeding of low birth-weight (LBW) infants was associated with a 5.2 point improvement in IQ tests. However, in the studies in this meta-analysis, feeding regimens were used (unfortified human milk, term formula) that no longer represent recommended practice. OBJECTIVE To compare the growth, in-hospital(More)
Social competence and behavior problems of 87 children born weighing less than 1501 g were measured using the Child Behavior Checklist when the children were 7 to 8 years old. Both premature boys and girls had significantly lower Social Competence scores than the normative samples of their respective sexes. Only premature boys had significantly higher(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment (NCI) in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus (cSLE) by comparing published classification criteria, and to examine associations between NCI, disease characteristics, psychosocial well-being, and intelligence. METHODS cSLE patients and ethnicity- and age-matched healthy controls(More)
OBJECTIVES To determine whether children (and particularly sons) of women with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) during pregnancy are more likely to have learning disabilities (LD) and be non-right-handed, and if maternal disease variables (ie, presence of maternal antibodies, disease activity level, and use of corticosteroids) predict the prevalence of LD(More)
Eighty-eight premature children with birth weights less than or equal to 1500 g were evaluated at ages between 7 and 8 years old to determine their academic status in comparison with those of a matched full-term group. Results showed that a much higher proportion of the premature children required special educational interventions (48%) than either the(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop and propose a standardized battery of neuropsychological tests for the assessment of cognitive functioning of children and adolescents with pediatric systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). METHODS A committee of health care professionals involved in the assessment of pediatric SLE patients reviewed the literature to identify cognitive(More)