Neurodevelopmental outcome after intraventricular hemorrhage

An Australian regional cohort study of nearly 1500 babies born at 23 – 28 weeks gestation reports the rates of moderate to severe neurosensory impairment in babies with intraventricular hemorrhage. After multivariate analysis, compared to babies without IVH, the rates of impairment were higher in not only babies with IVH grade 3 – 4 but also with IVH grade 1 – 2.

Intraventricular hemorrhage and neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely preterm infants. Bolisetty et al, 2013.