Good neurodevelopmental outcome – associated factors

An observational study from Canada of over 2000 preterm infants less than 29 weeks gestation found that good neurodevelopmental outcomes on the Bayley III (composite score of 100 or more) were associated with the absence of three major morbidities – bronchopulmonary dysplasia, necrotizing enterocolitis, and severe neurological injury. A positive motor outcome was also associated with less time on positive pressure support and on parenteral nutrition.

Asztalos et al. Neonatal factors associated with a good neurodevelopmental outcome in very preterm infants.