Duration and Time Trends in Hospital Stay for Very Preterm Infants Differ Across European Regions.
Maier RF, Blondel B, Piedvache A, Misselwitz B, Petrou S, Van Reempts P, Franco F, Barros H, Gadzinowski J, Boerch K, van Heijst A, Draper ES, Zeitlin J; MOSAIC and Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) research groups.
Pediatr Crit Care Med.. 2018 Dec 19(12):1153-1161.
OBJECTIVES: To compare duration and changes over time in length of hospital stay for very preterm and extremely preterm infants in 10 European regions.
DESIGN: Two area-based cohort studies from the same regions in 2003 and 2011/2012
Sepcialist health care services use in a European cohort of infants born very preterm.
Seppänen AV, Bodeau-Livinec F, Boyle EM, Edstedt-Bonamy AK, Cuttini M, Toome L, Maier RF, Cloet E, Koopman-Esseboom C, Pedersen P, Gadzinowski J, Barros H, Zeitlin J; Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) research group.
Dev Med Child Neurol. 2018 Dec 3.
AIM: Children born very preterm require additional specialist care because of the health and developmental risks associated with preterm birth, but information on their health service use is sparse. We sought to describe the use of specialist services by children born very preterm in Europe.
METHOD: We analysed data from the multi-regional, population-based Effective Perinatal Intensive Care in Europe (EPICE) cohort of births before 32 weeks' gestation in 11 European countries. Perinatal data were abstracted from medical records and parents completed a questionnaire at 2 years corrected age (4322 children; 2026 females, 2296 males; median gestational age 29wks, interquartile range [IQR] 27-31wks; median birthweight 1230g, IQR 970-1511g). We compared parent-reported use of specialist services by country, perinatal risk (based on gestational age, small for gestational age, and neonatal morbidities), maternal education, and birthplace.