Early developmental care interventions of preterm very low birth weight infants

Selvam Ramachandran, Sudip Dutta

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The preterm very low birth weight infants are at high risk of developing neurodevelopmental delay despite little or no medical complications at the time of birth. The care and interventions of such infants have an impact on the pre-existing risk. The Developmental Care Interventions (DCI) are the range of treatment strategies aiming to alleviate the risk thereby improving neuro-developmental outcomes. The objective of this review is to appraise the range of such interventions for preterm very low birth weight infants reported in the literature. This review will help clinicians to adopt developmental intervention strategy to improve the neuro-developmental outcomes of their NICU graduates.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)765-770
Number of pages6
JournalIndian Pediatrics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 01-08-2013


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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