Direct bilirubin level was the highest in the LBW group, but the mean value for the indirect bilirubin for LBW, VLBW and ELBW
groups were 3.
By utilizing a dedicated team with expertise in the care of these patients, CHOC Children's clinicians have determined that establishing a unit dedicated to the care of ELBW
patients has led to improved quality and outcomes.
While previous studies were concerned with the effects of ELBW
or LBW in children in developed countries, the studies relied mostly on standardized laboratory-based measures of academic achievement rather than actual school outcomes.
2000) found gender differences in the hearing and speech subscales of the Griffiths Scales: ELBW
girls obtained higher scores than ELBW
The height and weight of the ELBW
study participants at adolescence was statistically similar to the term children (160 cm and 55 kg), but 73% of the ELBW
adolescents had vision problems, compared with 38% of the term adolescents, Ms.
In one study, 36 children born full term were compared with 36 ELBW
children at 3 years of age and again at 4 years of age.
At both age 8 and 16, scores on the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised were 13-18 points lower in the ELBW
group than in the control group.
Despite the referral protocol in place, many high-risk VLBW and ELBW
deliveries still do not take place at GSH.
One of the studies from a developing country reported on use of NCPAP outside the NICU and showed that 92% of ELBW
infants were managed with NCPAP outside NICU set-up with good outcomes.
31] supplementation on weight gain and linear growth in ELBW
infants with CLD who received volume-restricted fortified human milk.
This study was designed to investigate the short-term outcomes of ELBW
infants during their Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) stay in the mainland of China.