Elevated blood levels of inflammation-related proteins are associated with an attention problem at age 24 mo in extremely preterm infants

T Michael O’Shea, Robert M Joseph, Karl C K Kuban, Elizabeth N Allred, Janice Ware, Taryn Coster, Raina N Fichorova, Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton, ELGAN Study Investigators

Pediatr Res. 2014;75:781-7.

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A single-day ↑ of ICAM-3 associated w/↑ risk of an attention problem; also persistent-recurrent ↑ of myeloperoxidase, IL-6, TNF-RI, IL-8, ICAM-3, VEGF-R1, and VEGF-R2.