Intraventricular hemorrhage and developmental outcomes at 24 months of age in extremely preterm infants

T Michael O’Shea, Elizabeth N Allred, Karl C K Kuban, Deborah Hirtz, Barbara Specter, Sara Durfee, Nigel Paneth, Alan Leviton, ELGAN Study Investigators

J Child Neurol. 2012;27:22-9

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In logistic regression models that adjusted for GA, sex, and SES, isolated iVH was associated with visual fixation difficulty but no other adverse outcome. Infants with WM lesion unaccompanied by IVH were at increased risk of CP, low MDI and PDI scores, and visual and hearing impairments. Isolated IVH is associated with a modest increase (and possibly no increase) in risk of adverse developmental outcome during infancy.