hrp0086p1-p565 | Perinatal Endocrinology P1 | ESPE2016

Different Long-term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Very Preterm Versus Very-low-birth-weight Infants

Hollanders Jonneke J , Schaefer Nina , van der Pal Sylvia M , Rotteveel Joost , Finken Martijn J J

Background: Birth weight (BW) is often used as a proxy for gestational age (GA) by studies on preterm birth. Recent data indicate that the terms very-low-birth-weight (VLBW; BW <1500 g) and very preterm (VP; GA <32 weeks) birth are not equivalent with regard to perinatal outcomes and postnatal growth up until final height. It is unknown whether the differences between these terms could be extended to long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes.Objectiv...

hrp0084fc10.5 | Perinatal Endocrinology | ESPE2015

Lack of Association between Transient Hypothyroxinaemia of Prematurity and Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Outcomes in Young Adulthood

Hollanders Josephina J , Israels Joel , van der Pal Sylvia M , Rotteveel Joost , Finken Martijn J J

Background: Preterm newborns are at risk of becoming transiently hypothyroxinaemic, which has been associated with neurodevelopmental impairments in childhood. It is not known whether these associations persist into adulthood.Objective and hypotheses: We studied the relation between transient hypothyroxinaemia of prematurity and IQ, neuromotor functioning and problem behaviour at young adult age.Method: This was a prospective study...

hrp0082fc1.5 | Adrenal | ESPE2014

Antenatal Glucocorticoid Treatment and Polymorphisms in Glucocorticoid and Mineralocorticoid Receptor Genes are Associated with Long-Term Neurodevelopmental Outcomes in Preterm Survivors

van der Voorn Bibian , van der Pal Sylvia , Wit Jan , Meulenbelt Ingrid , Slagboom Eline , Rotteveel Joost , Finken Martijn

Background: Preterm survivors are found to exhibit deficits in several neurodevelopmental domains. It is unknown whether this could be explained by antenatal glucocorticoid treatment.Objective and Hypotheses: We studied whether antenatal glucocorticoid treatment is associated with behaviour and IQ in young adults born preterm. In addition, we studied whether these associations could be modified by the R23K and N363S polymorphisms in the glucocorticoid re...