Neurol Clin Pract 2021 Oct;11(5):398-405
Department of Pediatrics (MT, MI, TS, HI, MO, RT, K. Yonemoto, Y. Ichimiya, Y. Sonoda, M. Sasazuki, Y. Ishizaki, M. Sanefuji, Y. Sakai, SO), Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka; Department of Health and Welfare (M. Sasazuki), Seinan Jogakuin University, Kitakyushu; Department of Neuropsychiatry (K. Yamane, HY, SK), Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University, Fukuoka; Section of Pediatrics (HT), Department of Medicine, Fukuoka Dental College; and Fukuoka Children's Hospital (RK, TH), Japan.
Objectives: To determine the neurodevelopmental outcomes of very-low-birth-weight infants (VLBWIs, birth weight <1,500 g) after 9 years of follow-up.
Methods: This study prospectively recruited 224 VLBWIs born from 2003 to 2009 in Kyushu University Hospital, Japan. Comorbidities of neurocognitive impairment, epilepsy, and autism spectrum disorder or attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ASD/ADHD) were assessed at age 3, 6, and 9 years. Read More