Approaches to neurodevelopmental assessment in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors.

  title={Approaches to neurodevelopmental assessment in congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors.},
  author={Catherine S Chen and Sandra A Friedman and Samantha A Butler and Stefanie Jeruss and Norma C Terrin and Hocine Tighiouart and Janice Ware and J Michael Wilson and Susan Kenyon Parsons},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={42 6},
  pages={1052-6; discussion 1056}
BACKGROUND Infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia require complex surgical care and may have neurodevelopmental morbidity. We examined the performance of reports of motor functioning in 25 congenital diaphragmatic hernia survivors using the parent-completed Developmental Profile-II and a clinical evaluation by a neurodevelopmental pediatrician (MD) measured against the Bayley motor scale. METHODS Bayley motor scores were dichotomized as normal or abnormal. Sensitivity and specificity… CONTINUE READING

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