Individual Study / PIPARI

Pienipainoiset riskilapset (The Development and Functioning of Very Low Birth Weight Infants)

Pienipainoiset riskilapset (The Development and Functioning of Very Low Birth Weight Infants)

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* The aims of the PIPARI research project are: * to examine the effects of fetal risk factors on the long-term outcome * to analyse the effects of different treatment modalities used in the neonatal intensive care on the long-term outcome, and to improve the medical care based on research evidence * to apply new brain imaging techniques and find out their clinical value in follow-up as prognostic tools * to examine the clinical value of early neurological and behavioural assessment methods as diagnostic and prognostic tools * to investigate the trajectories of early linguistic, communicative and cognitive development by repeated follow-up examinations up to school age *to assess the characteristics of the interaction between preterm infants and the caregivers, and to find out its significance to the child’s later development
Start Year
2001
Funding
Alkoholitutkimussäätiö Arvo ja Lea Ylppö säätiö C.G. Sundellin säätiö Emil Aaltosen säätiö Gyllenbergin säätiö Kesko Lastentautien tutkimussäätiö / Lastenklinikoiden Kummirahasto Lastentautien tutkimussäätiö / Lounais-Suomen Vastasyntyneiden tutkimusrahasto Otto A. Malmin lahjoitusrahasto Päivikki ja Sakari Sohlbergin säätiö Suomen Akatemia Suomen Kulttuurirahasto Suomen Kulttuurirahasto, Varsinais-Suomen rahasto Suomen Lastenneurologinen Yhdistys TYKS-Säätiö Valtakunnallinen kliininen tutkijakoulu Varsinais-Suomen sairaanhoitopiiri Åbo Akademi / Psykologiska institutionen
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Leena Haataja
    University of Helsinki
  • Coordinator Mira Mattsson
    University of Turku

Design

Study design
Case-control
Follow Up
The follow-up is carried out using standardised methods, starting with foetal assessments and ending up with functional outcome at school age.

Marker Paper

Ekblad M, Korkeila J, Parkkola R, Lapinleimu H, Haataja L, Lehtonen L; PIPARI Study Group. Maternal smoking during pregnancy and regional brain volumes in preterm infants. J Pediatr. 2010 Feb;156(2):185-90.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.07.061. Epub 2009 Oct 9.

PUBMED 19818449

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
478
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
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