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Neurocognitive outcome after very preterm birth
  1. N Marlow
  1. Correspondence to:
    Professor Marlow
    Academic Division of Child Health, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham NG7 2UH, UK;


Premature birth is not normal. Very preterm birth results from major disturbance of pregnancy at a time of rapid growth and development. This review looks at outcomes of premature birth at various stages of life with a view to developing and benchmarking perinatal services.

  • CP, cerebral palsy
  • IQ, intelligence quotient
  • VLBW, very low birthweight
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