USING INFORMATION FROM COMPUTERIZED MEDICAL FILES TO DETERMINE THE RISK OF POOR OUTCOME IN EXTREMELY PRETERM INFANTS Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Abstract During the last two decades preterm deliveries have been rising with increasing numbers of survivors at risk of abnormal outcomes. Characterization of risk factors for abnormal outcome is important for caregivers and patients' families. We hypothesized that it is possible to evaluate significant risk factors from computerized files early in life. To evaluate data from computerized files that could help identify children born preterm at increased risk of abnormal outcomes without a neurodevelopmental exam. This is a retrospective cohort study including children born at less than 29 weeks gestation and/or less than 1000 grams. The long term outcome was defined using data from the local child developmental center. Risk factors were retrieved from computerized files from birth until 3 years of age and assessed using univariate and multivariate analysis. A total of 74 …

publication date

  • January 1, 2016