Outcome of extremely-low-birth-weight infants at highest risk: gestational age < or =24 weeks, birth weight < or =750 g, and 1-minute Apgar < or =3.

@article{Shankaran2004OutcomeOE,
  title={Outcome of extremely-low-birth-weight infants at highest risk: gestational age < or =24 weeks, birth weight < or =750 g, and 1-minute Apgar < or =3.},
  author={Seetha Shankaran and Yvette R. Johnson and John C. Langer and Betty R. Vohr and Avroy A. Fanaroff and Linda L. Wright and William Kenneth Poole},
  journal={American journal of obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={191 4},
  pages={1084-91}
}
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to evaluate neurodevelopmental outcome in extremely-low-birth-weight (ELBW) infants, all of whom had 3 characteristics: gestational age (GA) < or =24 weeks, birth weight < or =750 g, and 1-minute Apgar score < or =3. STUDY DESIGN Surviving infants were evaluated at 18 to 22 months' corrected age with a neurologic examination and the Bayley II Mental and Psychomotor Developmental Index (MDI and PDI). RESULTS Between 1993 and 1999, 1016 infants had GA… CONTINUE READING