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Conflicts of Interest
The authors report no conflict of interest.
Source of Funding
This work was supported by the Health Institute Carlos III (ISCIII; Spanish Ministry of Economy and Innovation) and co-funded by the European Union [grant numbers: PN (CM19/00078), FG (FI19/00202), LC (CM20/00143) and AGB (JR17/00003, PI18/01352, PI21/00549)]. AMG is supported by NUTRISHIELD (grant agreement H2020 #818110) and BA by the Spanish Ministry of Education (FPU18/01997). The funding sources have not been implicated in the design or publication of the study.
Infants born after an episode of suspected preterm labor show more ADHD symptoms with a distinctive phenotype and share specific risk factors, regardless of the gestational week at birth.
AJOG at a Glance
A. Why was this study conducted?
Recent evidence suggests that an episode of suspected preterm labor might have long-term effects on infant neurodevelopment even if birth occurs at term. Thus, these infants may represent an undescribed “at-risk” population for neurodevelopmental disorders such as ADHD.
B. What are the key findings?
Infants born after an episode of suspected preterm labor, showed more ADHD symptoms at age 30-months, regardless of the gestational week at birth. Nevertheless, the week of delivery modulated the phenotype of ADHD in this population.
C. What does this study add to what is already known?
This is the first study that has specifically analyzed the risk for ADHD in infants born after an episode of suspected preterm labor by examining potential obstetric, perinatal, and psychosocial predictors.