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Messinger

Messinger

ELBW infants at risk at 18 months

25% had an abnormal neurologic exam;

37% had a Bayley II Mental MDI <70;

29% had a Psychomotor PDI <70,

9% had vision & 11% had hearing impairment

Increased morbidity: decreasing birth weight; lung disease; IVH 3-4 (brain hemorrhage), necrotizing enterocolitis

Decreased morbidity: female gender, higher maternal education, and white race.

Vohr, B. R. et al., (2000). Neurodevelopmental and Functional Outcomes of Extremely Low Birth Weight Infants in the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Neonatal Research Network, 1993-1994. Pediatrics, 105(6), 1216-1226.

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