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Study to evaluate the health and quality of life of adults born preterm

The Institute of Public Health of the University of Porto (ISPUP) launched “HAPP-e: Health of Adult People born Preterm – an e-cohort pilot study” to study the health and quality of life of adults born preterm worldwide, using digital tools. Adults with a history of preterm birth represent a growing share of the population. Evidence shows that the majority of preterm infants adapt extremely well during the transition into adulthood. However, a significant part remains at higher risk for neurologic,…
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RECAP Winter School: Early bird fee until 30th of June!

Are you a researcher in the fields of neonatology or epidemiology who wishes to learn how to use data from cohorts and registers? Then join the RECAP Winter School from 29 November- 3 December 2020 in Munich, Germany. Register until 30th of June to get an early bird fee! Through a mixture of lectures and workshops, you will learn about existing very preterm cohorts in Europe, new research on children and adults born very preterm based on pooled data, and…
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RECAP preterm: the ACTION cohort

The main idea behind the Italian ACTION (ACcess To Intensive Obstetrical and Neonatal care) follow-up project was to assess the outcomes of every very preterm birth occurring in a given geographical area, as opposed to those cared for in maternities and NICUs of tertiary hospitals only, and to identify factors that could explain such outcomes and suggest possible strategies for improvement. Thus, the initial cohort recruitment in 2003-05 and collection of perinatal data up…
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Series of RECAP cohorts – part 6: Follow-up of the POPS cohort in the Netherlands

Dr Sylvia van der Pal & Professor Erik Verrips In 1983, a unique nationwide cohort of 1.338 very preterm (below 32 weeks of gestation) or VLBW (birth weight below 1500 g) infants in the Netherlands was collected and followed at several ages; the POPS (Project On Preterm and Small for gestational age infants) cohort. The studies with the POPS cohort have provided insight into how Dutch adolescents who were born very preterm or VLBW reach adulthood. …
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Preterm babies are less likely to form romantic relationships in adulthood

Adults who were born preterm (under 37 weeks gestation) are less likely to have a romantic relationship, a sexual partner and experience parenthood than those born full term. The meta-analysis by researchers at the University of Warwick with data from up to 4.4 million adult participants showed that those born preterm are 28% less likely to ever be in a romantic relationship. A study of up to 4.4m adult participants has shown that those who were born preterm (under 37…
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Series of RECAP cohorts – part 4: the NTNU Low Birth Weight Life study from Norway

In our  series about cohorts of the EU-funded project „Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm“ (RECAP preterm), we presented the Project Extreme Prematurity (PEP) from Norway. We are thrilled to share a second example from Norway with you, the Low Birth Weight Life study of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Principal investigator Kari Anne I. Evensen, Associate Professor at the NTNU, told us what this study is all about.  The NTNU Low Birth Weight in…
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The RECAP preterm project: Steering committee meeting in Leiden

From 1 to 3 July 2019, the steering committee of the RECAP preterm (Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm) project met in Leiden in Southern Netherlands. All work package leaders, in total more than 20 participants, joined the meeting. As the half-time mark of the project has been reached, the meeting participants took the opportunity to look back at was has been reached so far and defined milestones for the coming…
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Series of RECAP cohorts – part 2: the cohorts of the EPICure Studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In our new series about cohorts of the EU-funded project „Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm“ (RECAP preterm), we recently reported about the ESTONIA I & II cohorts. We are happy to present you a second example, the cohorts of the EPICure studies in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Find out more in this article by the current team of lead researchers, Professor Neil Marlow, Professor Elizabeth Draper, and Dr Samantha Johnson. “EPICure” is a series of studies…
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New series on cohorts of the Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm (RECAP preterm) project

Our new series presents the cohorts of the EU-funded project „Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm“ (RECAP preterm), which aims at contributing to a better understanding on the long-term effects of preterm birth and thus to an improvement of the follow-up of these children. A research cohort is a group of people who share a defining characteristic, e.g. in the case of RECAP preterm, the cohorts consist of children (and later adults) born very preterm or with very…
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Meeting of RECAP preterm consortium in Rome

In January, the RECAP preterm consortium (Research on European Children and Adults born Preterm) met in Rome to wrap up and evaluate the project's second working year. 85 professionals from various fields of medical research gathered to discuss the project's milestones and deliverables. The meeting also featured an Early Career Researcher’s workshop and two additional work package sessions. View more about the RECAP preterm project Please note: The RECAP…
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