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  • Trends in cerebral palsy prevalence in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997

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    Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, Vol: 48, Page: 405-405

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    Aims & Objectives:

    This article discusses the reported decreasing trends in cerebral palsy prevalence in Northern Ireland


    The good news in the paper from Dolk and colleagues is that the severity of disabilities and overall rates of cerebral palsy (CP) in very low birthweight infants born in Northern Ireland decreased during the 1990s. This followed an increase in the 1980s, observed in many places following the introduction of assisted ventilation to neonatal intensive care. However, according to their paper the CP rates for births <1000g were still higher between 1994 and 1997 than those observed in the early 1980s.


    E. Blair

    Study Type:

    Non Study Papers » Discussion paper, review, commentary, letter »


    Accession Number: 2009202094. Language: English. Entry Date: 20070629. Publication Type: journal article; commentary. Original Study: Dolk H, Parkes J, and Hill N. Trends in the prevalence of cerebral palsy in Northern Ireland, 1981-1997. DEV MED CHILD NEUROL 2006 Jun; 48(6): 406-12 (research) . Journal Subset: Biomedical; Editorial Board Reviewed; Expert Peer Reviewed; Online/Print; Peer Reviewed; UK & Ireland. Special Interest: Pediatric Care. No. of Refs: 3 ref. NLM UID: 0006761. 0012-1622 PMID: 16700927



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