Disappointing follow-up findings for indigent high-risk newborns

R. E. Lasky, J. E. Tyson, C. R. Rosenfeld, D. Krasinski, S. Dowling, N. F. Gant

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Abstract

Indigent populations have received little attention in neonatal follow-up studies. We conducted 'blinded' evaluations one year past term for 204 indigent high-risk infants who were ventilator treated or had a very low birth weight (VLBW) (≤1500 g) and 85 healthy term controls from families similar to those of the high-risk infants. Marked developmental delay (Bayley Mental Developmental Index, <70) or gross motor abnormality occurred in 2% of controls, 27% of VLBW infants, 33% of ventilator-treated infants, and 39% of ventilator-treated VLBW infants. Despite considerable effort to prevent attrition, 43% of high-risk survivors were unavailable for follow-up at the one-year visit. Even if all of these infants were assumed to be normal, the incidence of developmental delay exceeded that in 11 of 12 recent studies. Indigent high-risk infants deserve considerable follow-up attention because of their high rate of attrition and developmental delay.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)100-105
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Diseases of Children
Volume141
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1987

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Poverty
Very Low Birth Weight Infant
Newborn Infant
Mechanical Ventilators
Survivors
Incidence
Population

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Lasky, R. E., Tyson, J. E., Rosenfeld, C. R., Krasinski, D., Dowling, S., & Gant, N. F. (1987). Disappointing follow-up findings for indigent high-risk newborns. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 141(1), 100-105.

Disappointing follow-up findings for indigent high-risk newborns. / Lasky, R. E.; Tyson, J. E.; Rosenfeld, C. R.; Krasinski, D.; Dowling, S.; Gant, N. F.

In: American Journal of Diseases of Children, Vol. 141, No. 1, 1987, p. 100-105.

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Lasky, RE, Tyson, JE, Rosenfeld, CR, Krasinski, D, Dowling, S & Gant, NF 1987, 'Disappointing follow-up findings for indigent high-risk newborns', American Journal of Diseases of Children, vol. 141, no. 1, pp. 100-105.
Lasky, R. E. ; Tyson, J. E. ; Rosenfeld, C. R. ; Krasinski, D. ; Dowling, S. ; Gant, N. F. / Disappointing follow-up findings for indigent high-risk newborns. In: American Journal of Diseases of Children. 1987 ; Vol. 141, No. 1. pp. 100-105.
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