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Suivi neurodéveloppemental de l'enfant né prématuré dans l'Arc lémanique [Neurodevelopmental follow-up of premature children in Lausanne and Geneva].
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: English Abstract ; Journal Article ; Multicenter StudyPublication Status: ppublish
Preterm children born before 32 weeks of gestation represent 1% of the annual births in Switzerland, and are the most at risk of neurodevelopmental disabilities. A neurological surveillance is thus implemented in the neonatal units, and multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental follow-up is offered to all our preterm patients. The follow-up clinics of the University hospitals in Lausanne and Geneva follow the Swiss guidelines for follow-up. An extended history and neurological examination is taken at each appointment, and a standardized test of development is performed. These examinations, which take place between the ages of 3 months and 9 years old, allow the early identification and treatment of developmental disorders frequent in this population, such as motor, cognitive or behavioral disorders, as well as the monitoring of the quality of neonatal care.
Child, Child, Preschool, Developmental Disabilities/diagnosis, Developmental Disabilities/epidemiology, Follow-Up Studies, Gestational Age, Humans, Infant, Newborn, Infant, Premature, Intensive Care Units, Neonatal/statistics & numerical data, Neuropsychological Tests, Population Surveillance, Severity of Illness Index, Switzerland/epidemiology
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