Submitted for Publication: February 10, 2011; accepted March 29, 2011.
Author Contributions: Drs Leviton and Dammann contributed equally to this article. Ms Allred had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by cooperative agreement 5U01NS040069-05 with the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Stroke, grant 5R21EY019253-02 from the National Eye Institute, program project grant 5P30HD018655-28 from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the Richard Saltonstall Charitable Foundation.
ELGAN Study Investigators:Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, Massachusetts: Bavesh Shah, Patrick O’Grady, Solveig Pflueger, and William Seefield. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts: Camilia R. Martin, Bruce Cohen, Jonathon Hecht, and Deborah Vanderveen. Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston: Linda J. Van Marter, Thomas F. McElrath, and Andrew B. Onderdonk. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston: Robert M. Insoft, Laura Riley, Drucilla J. Roberts, and Tony Fraioli. Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center, Boston: Cynthia Cole, John M. Fiascone, Sabrina Craigo, Terri Marino, Ina Bhan, and Caroline Baumal. UMass Memorial Health Care, Worcester: Francis Bednarek, Ellen Delpapa, Bo Xu, and Robert Gise. Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut: Richard Ehrenkranz, Keith P. Williams, Miguel Reyes-Múgica, Eduardo Zambrano, and Kathleen Stoessel. Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center and Forsyth Medical Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina: T. Michael O’Shea, Maggie Harper, Dennis W. Roth, and Grey Weaver. University Health System of Eastern Carolina, Greenville, North Carolina: Stephen C. Engelke, Hamid Hadi, John D. Christie, and Elaine Price Schwartz. North Carolina Children's Hospital, Chapel Hill: Carl Bose, Kim Boggess, Chad Livasy, and David Wallace. Helen DeVos Children's Hospital, Grand Rapids, Michigan: Mariel Poortenga, Curtis R. Cook, Barbara J. Doss, and Patrick Droste. Sparrow Hospital, Lansing, Michigan: I. Nicholas Olomu, Steve Roth, Gabriel Chamyan, and Linda Angell. Michigan State University, East Lansing: Nigel Paneth and Padmani Karna. University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL: Michael D. Schreiber, Mahmoud Ismail, Aliya N. Hussain, Ahmed Abdelsalam, and Kourous Rezaei. William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan: Daniel Batton, Robert Lorenz, Chung-ho Chang, Michael Trese, and Antonio Capone Jr.
Previous Presentations: This study was presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Perinatal Society; March 12-14, 2010; Newport, Rhode Island; and at the Annual Meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies; May 1-4, 2010; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.