Journal Articles

The following is a list of recent journal articles that have been published as a result of the various studies that have been conducted by VICS.


  • Selman C, Mainzer R, Lee K, Anderson P, Burnett A, Garland SM, et al. Health-related quality of life in adults born extremely preterm or with extremely low birth weight in the postsurfactant era: a longitudinal cohort study. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2023.
  • Cheong JLY, Olsen JE, Konstan T, Mainzer RM, Hickey LM, Spittle AJ, et al. Growth from infancy to adulthood and associations with cardiometabolic health in individuals born extremely preterm. Lancet Reg Health West Pac. 2023;34:100717.
  • Zayegh AM, Doyle LW, Boland RA, Mainzer R, Spittle AJ, Roberts G, et al. Trends in survival, perinatal morbidities and two-year neurodevelopmental outcomes in extremely low-birthweight infants over four decades. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2022;36(5):594-602.
  • Burnett AC, Mainzer RM, Doyle LW, Lee KJ, Anderson PJ, Zannino D, et al. Mental health in young adults born extremely preterm or extremely low birthweight with contemporary neonatal intensive care. Psychol Med. 2022:1-8.
  • Cheong JLY, Olsen JE, Lee KJ, Spittle AJ, Opie GF, Clark M, et al. Temporal Trends in Neurodevelopmental Outcomes to 2 Years After Extremely Preterm Birth. JAMA Pediatr. 2021;175(10):1035-42.
  • Haikerwal A, Doyle LW, Cheung MM, Wark JD, Opie G, Roberts G, et al. High blood pressure in young adult survivors born extremely preterm or extremely low birthweight in the post surfactant era. Hypertension. 2020;75(1):211-7.
  • Cheong JL, Spittle AJ, Burnett AC, Anderson PJ, Doyle LW. Have outcomes following extremely preterm birth improved over time? Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2020;25(3):101114.
  • Cameron KL, McGinley JL, Allison K, Fini NA, Cheong JLY, Spittle AJ. Dance PREEMIE, a Dance PaRticipation intervention for Extremely prEterm children with Motor Impairment at prEschool age: an Australian feasibility trial protocol. BMJ Open. 2020;10(1):e034256.
  • Doyle LW, Andersson S, Bush A, Cheong JLY, Clemm H, Evensen KAI, et al. Expiratory airflow in late adolescence and early adulthood in individuals born very preterm or with very low birthweight compared with controls born at term or with normal birthweight: a meta-analysis of individual participant data. Lancet Respir Med. 2019;7(8):677-86.
  • Doyle LW, Irving L, Haikerwal A, Lee K, Ranganathan S, Cheong J. Airway obstruction in young adults born extremely preterm or extremely low birth weight in the postsurfactant era. Thorax. 2019;74(12):1147-53.
  • Spittle AJ, Cameron K, Doyle LW, Cheong JL. Motor impairment trends in extremely preterm children: 1991-2005. Pediatrics. 2018;141(4):e20173410.
  • Burnett AC, Anderson PJ, Lee KJ, Roberts G, Doyle LW, Cheong JLY. Trends in executive functioning in extremely preterm children across 3 birth eras. Pediatrics. 2018;141(1):e20171958.
  • Cheong JLY, Lee KJ, Boland RA, Spittle AJ, Opie GF, Burnett AC, et al. Changes in long-term prognosis with increasing postnatal survival and the occurrence of postnatal morbidities in extremely preterm infants offered intensive care: a prospective observational study. Lancet Child Adolesc Health. 2018;2(12):872-9.
  • Doyle LW, Carse E, Adams AM, Ranganathan S, Opie G, Cheong JLY. Ventilation in extremely preterm infants and respiratory function at 8 years. N Engl J Med. 2017;377(4):329-37.
  • Cheong JLY, Anderson PJ, Burnett AC, Roberts G, Davis N, Hickey L, et al. Changing neurodevelopment at 8 years in children born extremely preterm since the 1990s. Pediatrics. 2017;139(6):e20164086.
  • Doyle LW, Clucas L, Roberts G, Davis N, Duff J, Callanan C, et al. The cost of long-term follow-up of high-risk infants for research studies. J Paediatr Child Health. 2015;51:1012-16.
  • Doyle LW, Cheong JL, Burnett A, Roberts G, Lee KJ, Anderson PJ. Biological and social influences on outcomes of extreme-preterm/low-birth weight adolescents. Pediatrics. 2015;136(6):e1513-20.
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