Erythropoietin improves neurodevelopmental outcome of extremely preterm infants.

@article{Neubauer2010ErythropoietinIN,
  title={Erythropoietin improves neurodevelopmental outcome of extremely preterm infants.},
  author={Achim-Peter Neubauer and Wolfgang Voss and Michael Wachtendorf and Tanja Jungmann},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={67 5},
  pages={657-66}
}
OBJECTIVE Erythropoietin has been reported to possess neuroprotective properties in animal studies. No previous studies have investigated the neurodevelopmental outcome of extremely low birth weight (ELBW) infants treated with recombinant human erythropoietin (rEpo) and evaluated it at school age. METHODS Of 200 ELBW infants treated from 1993 to 1998, 171 (86%) survived, and 148 (87%) were followed up to the age of 10 to 13 years. The neurodevelopmental and school outcome of the ELBW infants… CONTINUE READING