Special Issue "The Implications of Preterm Birth for Health and Wellbeing over the Life Course"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 October 2023) | Viewed by 6862
Interests: newborn medicine
Interests: early childhood neurodevelopmental outcomes, mortality and morbidities of ELBW, extremely premature, high-risk infants; predictive clinical factors, evidence-based interventions
Infants born prematurely are surviving in greater numbers, even from the earliest gestational ages. However, preterm birth is associated with ongoing chronic health problems and multimorbid conditions, developmental challenges, and functional limitations in childhood and beyond. Though common, such outcomes are not a foregone conclusion, varying by infant and maternal health at birth, experiences during neonatal hospitalization, and the familial and social context in which the child lives. Therapeutic, material, and psychosocial supports for the infant and family pre- and postnatally and throughout childhood are vital to ensure the best possible outcomes for all. Children and families exist within a dynamic, multilayered ecosystem of community, social, educational, and economic services, programs, and policies that support growth and development. Such a life-course health development perspective is instrumental to identifying, quantifying, and ameliorating the complex, multilevel threats to health and wellbeing for infants born prematurely.
We are seeking submissions of original research, systematic and narrative reviews, and commentaries on the life-course implications of preterm birth on physical, mental, and behavioral health, functional abilities, and wellbeing for children and their families.
Dr. Jonathan Samuel Litt
Prof. Dr. Susan R. Hintz
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- life course
- chronic health problems
- developmental delay
- behavioral health
- mental health
- health-related quality of life