The prognosis of the very small premature infant. Catamnestic studies of premature infants with a birth weight up to 1,000 grams
Scheffzek, A.; Stahl, M.; von Toenges, V.
Monatsschrift Kinderheilkunde Organ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Kinderheilkunde 137(1): 42-48
ISSN/ISBN: 0026-9298 PMID: 2921994 Accession: 041724460
29 of 50 premature infants with a birth weight up to 1,000 g survived and were examined between 2-9 years of age. 13 children showed no or only minimal abnormalities. 11 children were felt to require treatment but to have a good prognostic outcome. 3 children had multiple disabilities. From the total of 16 children requiring treatment only 5 were under treatment before our evaluation. The quality of life is good for 24 of the 29 survivors.