Individual Study / EPIBEL

Extremely Preterm Infants in Belgium

Extremely Preterm Infants in Belgium

Initiatives -
To examine gestational age specific outcomes at discharge from the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) of a population-based cohort of infants born at 26 weeks’ gestation or less and cared for in all 19 perinatal centres of Belgium between January 1999 and December 2000. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box/ supplementary Information below . Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
1999
End Year
2010
Funding
Belgian Ministry of Health
Supplementary Information
https://www.efcni.org/news/belgium-epibel-cohort-history/

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Dr Isabelle De Groote
    Liverpool John Moores University
  • MD, Dr Piet Vanhaesebrouck
    University Hospital Ghent

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
At 2-3 years of age (2002) and 10-11 years of age (2010)

Marker Paper

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. The EPIBEL study: outcomes to discharge from hospital for extremely preterm infants in Belgium. Pediatrics. 2004 Sep;114(3):663-75. doi: 10.1542/peds.2003-0903-L.

PUBMED 15342837

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Families
  • Other : Preterm infants

Number of participants

Number of participants
525
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other