Marilee C. Allen

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PURPOSE OF REVIEW Preterm birth is emerging as a major public health problem in the USA. Improvements in preterm birth and survival rates translate to increasing numbers of preterm survivors, and many develop motor, cognitive and sensory impairments. RECENT FINDINGS The review discusses the recently reported prevalence of neurodevelopmental disabilities(More)
The age of gross motor milestone attainment and how it is affected by degree of prematurity at delivery were studied in 100 high-risk, preterm (less than 32 weeks) infants with normal motor outcome. We calculated the mean age of attainment for each milestone on the basis of chronologic age from the date of delivery and term age equivalent, correcting for(More)
OBJECTIVES To systematically review the evidence on the use of inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) in preterm infants born at or before 34 weeks gestation age who receive respiratory support. DATA SOURCES We searched MEDLINE, EMBASE, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Studies (CENTRAL) and PsycInfo in June 2010. We also searched the proceedings of the(More)
OBJECTIVE In recent years, gains in neonatal survival have been most evident among very low birth weight, preterm, and low birth weight (LBW) infants. Most of the improvement in neonatal survival since the early 1980s seems to be the consequence of decreasing birth weight-specific mortality rates, which occurred during a period of increasing preterm and LBW(More)
Plasma concentrations after intravenous morphine were measured by a specific radioimmunoassay method in patients undergoing renal transplantation and in control subjects. In both transplant patients and controls, plasma morphine fell in the first 10 min, but there was no significant further fall in the transplant patients until between 3 and 5 hr, when(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate prenatal management and outcome of infants born at the border of viability during 2 periods, 2001 to 2003 (late epoch) and 1993 to 1995 (early epoch). DESIGN Cohort study. SETTING Single academic, high-risk perinatal referral center. PARTICIPANTS All 160 women admitted to labor and delivery with a live fetus who delivered at(More)
BACKGROUND The health and developmental outcomes of very low-birthweight infants are unpredictable over the first year of life. This uncertainty may have meaningful consequences for parents' quality of life. The objective of this study was to explore the quality of life of caregivers of these infants. METHODS Primary caregivers of very low-birthweight(More)
Objective: In the past two decades, infant mortality rates in the United States declined in African-American and White populations. Despite this, racial disparities in infant mortality rates have increased and rates of low birth weight deliveries have shown little change. In this study, we examine temporal changes in birth weight distributions, birth weight(More)
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends regular developmental screening as a part of routine child health supervision. However, the pediatrician has a limited number of tools available to further evaluate a child who is found to be suspect or abnormal on a developmental screening test. The Clinical Adaptive Test/Clinical Linguistic and Auditory(More)
Despite improvements in neonatal care, bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) continues to occur in approximately one third of newborns who have birth weights of <1000 g and contributes to significant morbidity in this population. Gaps in knowledge about the prevention and treatment of BPD remain, resulting in unintended short- and long-term sequelae. In addition(More)