Objective: Gestational age (GA) at delivery and spontaneous prematurity are independent risk factors for cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this study is to investigate perinatal risk factors for CP in spontaneous preterm delivery. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of all single pregnancies complicated by spontaneous preterm labor (PTL) or PPROM with delivery at <34 weeks from January 2006 to December 2012 was performed. We compared demographic, obstetric, neonatal, and placental histology variables in cases of spontaneous preterm birth in reference to the development of CP. Statistical analysis included chi-square, one-way ANOVA and logistic regression analysis. p < 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Two hundred sixty-one women were included for this study. Of 249 survivors, 5 babies died during the first year of life, 52 did not fulfill the inclusion criteria for neurologic follow-up, and 24 were lost to follow up. Thus 168 infants in the study cohort underwent neurologic follow-up. We observed 26 cases of CP. Factors related to CP were lower GA at PROM (p = 0.007) and longer latency from PPROM to delivery (p = 0.002) in the PPROM group, lower GA at delivery (p < 0.001) and presence of funisitis (p <0.001) in the PTL group. Conclusions: GA at membrane rupture in PPROM and GA at delivery in PTL are significantly associated with CP. A process leading to neurological damage may be initiated at the moment of membranes rupture in cases of PPROM and at the time of PTL in the group with intact membranes.
Accordino, F., Consonni, S., Fedeli, T., Kullman, G., Moltrasio, F., Ghidini, A., et al. (2016). Risk factors for cerebral palsy in PPROM and preterm delivery with intact membranes*. THE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 29(23), 3854-3859.
|Citazione:||Accordino, F., Consonni, S., Fedeli, T., Kullman, G., Moltrasio, F., Ghidini, A., et al. (2016). Risk factors for cerebral palsy in PPROM and preterm delivery with intact membranes*. THE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE, 29(23), 3854-3859.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Risk factors for cerebral palsy in PPROM and preterm delivery with intact membranes*|
|Autori:||Accordino, F; Consonni, S; Fedeli, T; Kullman, G; Moltrasio, F; Ghidini, A; Locatelli, A|
ACCORDINO, FEDERICA (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Rivista:||THE JOURNAL OF MATERNAL-FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/14767058.2016.1149562|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|