UA_EPIBEL - Antwerp University EPIBEL
- Start Year
- End Year
- Follow Up Is Ongoing
- Year of Most Recent Data Collection
- New Data Collection planned?
- This study was supported by the Belgian Ministry of Health; the Foundation Marguerite Marie Delacroix; the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)
- Data (questionnaire-derived, measured...)
- Other access
Perinatal data for surviving and non-surviving infants in Belgium [N=441,excluding late abortions, N=84], Follow up data (3y &11-15y) only for the Flemish region.
- Study design
- Number of Data Collection Events
- Number of very preterm (VPT) and/or very low birthweight (VLBW) births included in cohort (live & still births)
- Supplementary information about number of participants
- 525 births were recorded. A total of 350 (66.6%) infants died. A total of 222 (42.3%) nonsurviving infants were not admitted to the NICU, 203 (91%) of whom died after the onset of labor or immediately at birth and 19 (9%) infants in the delivery room after active resuscitation. Of the 303 neonates who were admitted to the NICU, 42.2% died before discharge and 175 (57.8%) were still alive at discharge from hospital. Perinatal dataset N=441 (excluding late abortions, N=84) FU at 3y Flemish participants N=77 FU at 11y-15y Flemish participants N= 53
Vanhaesebrouck P, Allegaert K, Bottu J, Debauche C, Devlieger H, Docx M, François A, Haumont D, Lombet J, Rigo J, Smets K, Vanherreweghe I, Van Overmeire B, Van Reempts P; Extremely Preterm Infants in Belgium Study Group. (2004). The EPIBEL study: outcomes to discharge from hospital for extremely preterm infants in Belgium. Pediatrics 114: 663–75
- Additional Publications
- De Groote I, Vanhaesebrouck P, Bruneel E, Dom L, Durein I, Hasaerts D, Laroche S, Oostra A, Ortibus E, Roeyers H, van Mol C; Extremely Preterm Infants in Belgium (EPIBEL) Study Group. (2007) OBSTETRICS AND GYNECOLOGY. 110(4). p.855-864
- Verhaeghe, Liedewij, Dereu, M., Warreyn, P., De Groote, I., Vanhaesebrouck, P., & Roeyers, H. (2016). Extremely preterm born children at very high risk for developing autism spectrum disorder. CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 47(5), 729–739
- Geographical Area
- All of Belgium
- VPT/VLBW Group Inclusion Criteria
- All inborn births between 22+0 and 26 + 6 completed weeks of gestation.
- Control Group Inclusion Criteria
- VPT/VLBW Group Exclusion Criteria
- Outborn infants (16% of EPT infants admitted) are not included.
- Control Group Exclusion Criteria
Data Collection Events
||Data were collected from hospital records using a standardised form. Data were collected on maternal sociodemographic information, maternal medical and obstetric history, pregnancy course, ...||1999||2000|
3 year Follow Up
||At 3 years of age, a subset of participants from the Flanders region (Dutch-speaking) underwent a clinical examination and developmental assessment by a team consisting of a pediatrician or ...||2002||2004|
11-15 Year Follow Up
||At 11-15 years of age, participants from the Flemish (Dutch-speaking) Flanders region were assessed. Neurosensory impairment was assessed (motor impairment, cerebral palsy, visual impairment and ...||2011||2014|