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The relative role of perinatal factors (birthweight, gestational age, gender, asphyxia, mechanical ventilation and cerebral lesions), developmental factors (neuromotor development during the first 18 months of life) and environmental factors (socio-economic status and bilingualism) on cognitive abilities was evaluated in a cohort of preterm children who had(More)
While it is well accepted that the incidence of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) increases with decreasing gestational age (GA), the majority of studies report their findings on the basis of birthweight (BW) rather than GA. Over a 5-year period, 199 infants born at or below 28 weeks of gestation were entered into a prospective cranial ultrasound study(More)
In recent years, the threat of kernicterus reappeared with the extension of early discharge of newborns. By the same time new knowledge and technologies have improved the management of neonatal hyperbilirubinemia. Early bilirubin measurement helps to identify those newborns who will be at risk of hyperbilirubinemia after discharge. This measurement can be(More)
BACKGROUND Early treatment with nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) in newborns with respiratory distress syndrome is useful, by recruiting alveoli and restoring the functional residual capacity. POPULATION AND METHODS Nasal CPAP was supplied by the Infant Flow Driver (Electro Medical Equipment). From 15 June 1994 to 15 December 1994, 42(More)
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