Follow-Up Outcomes of High-Risk Infants
Despite the emphasis on major disabling conditions, most survivors of very preterm or extremely preterm birth have mild or no impairments as they enter childhood. Alongside the major conditions discussed in Chap. 133, “Epidemiology of Adverse Cerebral Outcome of Newborns,” a range of important cognitive, behavioral, and motor problems are now well recognized and persist into adult life. Alongside these are rarely considered important issues relating to lung function and cardiovascular health that also require consideration. This chapter will briefly review these areas and signpost further reading.
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