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RMJ. 2009; 34(2): 207-209


Long Term Neurodevelopmental outcomes of very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight infants

Uzma Afzal, Noreen Faiz, Ejaz Ahmad Khan, Munir Malik, Khawaja A. Abbas.

Abstract
Objective
To determine the neurodevelopmental outcomes, functional limitations and medical
conditions associated with very low birth weight and extremely low birth weight infants.
Subjects and Methods
The neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) admission and outpatient clinic follow up
records of all newborns, treated at Shifa International Hospital from January 1, 2000 to
December 31, 2004 were analyzed. Infants weighing less than 1500 grams were included
in the study. Neonates with weight

Key words: Extremely low birthweight, neurodevelopment outcome, cerebral palsy.



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