Study assesses neurodevelopmental outcomes of extreme preemies

04/30/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Uppsala University researchers looked at 491 extremely premature babies and found that 73% of them who were given active perinatal care had mild or no neurodevelopmental disability at age 2.5 years. They reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that the rate of moderate or serious overall disability among babies born at 26 weeks of gestation was 17%, compared with 60% for babies born at 22 weeks.

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