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IMPROVING HEALTH FOR VERY PRETERM CHILDREN IN EUROPE

Published articles

Mode of delivery and adverse short- and long-term outcomes in vertex-presenting very preterm born infants: a European population-based prospective cohort study.
Wolf HT, Weber T, Schmidt S, Norman M, Varendi H, Piedvache A, Zeitlin J, Huusom LD; EPICE Research Group. 
J Perinat Med. 2021 Jul 20. doi: 10.1515/jpm-2020-0468. Online ahead of print.PMID: 34280959

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Follow-up after very preterm birth in Europe.
Seppänen AV, Draper ES, Petrou S, Barros H, Andronis L, Kim SW, Maier RF, Pedersen P, Gadzinowski J, Lebeer J, Ådén U, Toome L, van Heijst AFJ, Cuttini M, Zeitlin J; SHIPS Research Group.
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2021 Feb 10:fetalneonatal-2020-320823. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-320823. No abstract available.

See article here: Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. (2021)

 

Variation in very preterm extrauterine growth in a European multicountry cohort.
El Rafei R, Jarreau PH, Norman M, Maier RF, Barros H, Reempts PV, Pedersen P, Cuttini M, Zeitlin J; EPICE Research Group.
Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2021 May;106(3):316-323. doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-319946. Epub 2020 Dec 2.

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Strategies for assessing the impact of loss to follow-up on estimates of neurodevelopmental impairment in a very preterm cohort at 2 years of age.
Piedvache A, van Buuren S, Barros H, Ribeiro AI, Draper E, Zeitlin J; EPICE Research group.
BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 Jun 6;21(1):118. doi: 10.1186/s12874-021-01264-3.

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Cohort profile: Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) very preterm birth cohort.
Zeitlin J, Maier RF, Cuttini M, Aden U, Boerch K, Gadzinowski J, et al.; Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) research group. 
International Journal of Epidemiology. 2020 Feb 7.


WHY WAS THE COHORT SET UP? This cohort was set up to investigate the use of evidence-based interventions for prenatal and postnatal care of infants born very preterm (VPT) and explore the associations between evidence-based care and their health and developmental outcomes. 

WHO IS IN THE COHORT? The EPICE cohort is a geographically defined study of stillbirths and live births from 22+0 to 31+6 weeks of gestation in 19 European regions. 

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