Thyroid Dysfunctions of Prematurity and Impacts on Neurodevelopmental Outcome

  title={Thyroid Dysfunctions of Prematurity and Impacts on Neurodevelopmental Outcome},
  author={Mi Lim Chung and H W Yoo and Kyubo Kim and In Young Sung and Soo-young Pi and Euiyong Kim},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
  • Mi Lim Chung, H W Yoo, +3 authors Euiyong Kim
  • Published in Pediatric Research 2011
  • Medicine
  • Background and Aims: Thyroid dysfunction is very common among preterm infants and is associated with neurodevelopmental impairments. To determine the incidence and natural course of various thyroid dysfunctions and their impacts on neurodevelopmental outcomes of premature infants.Methods: Infants of gestational age < 34 weeks or whose birth weight was < 1,500 g were enrolled during 24 month study period (n=177). We measured TSH and FT4 levels at ≤ 7 days old, 4 weeks of age and prior to… CONTINUE READING

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