Neonatal hyperglycaemia is associated with worse neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely preterm infants

The N4 Preterm Team has published new results in a prestiguous journal, on the effects of neonatal hyperglycaemia and insulin treatment on long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born extremely preterm. This observational Swedish national cohort study, based on the EXPRESS cohort, used prospectively and retrospectively collected data and neurodevelopmental assessment was performed at 6.5 years […]

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First scientific publication from the NorthPop study

A sub-study shows that pregnant women in Västerbotten gain more weight and are less physically active during their pregnancy than recommended. This increases the risk of emergency caesarean section and bleeding, and is associated with poorer perceived health during pregnancy. – This is an important finding as it shows that there are opportunities to improve […]

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Lipid supplements reduce the risk of severe retinopathy of prematurity

The Mega Donna Mega study is now published in JAMA Pediatrics. This Swedish randomized clinical trial has showed that enteral supplementation with arachidonic acid (AA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) reduced the risk of severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) by 50% in extremely preterm infants. In addition, the group that received enteral AA and DHA supplementation […]

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