Extremely Preterm Birth and its Consequences: The ELGAN Study – a new book


Mac Keith Press has recently published a new book: Extremely Preterm Birth and its Consequences: The ELGAN Study edited by Olaf Dammann, Alan Leviton, Thomas Michael O’Shea and Nigel Paneth. The book identifies potentially modifiable risk factors and pathways leading to a broad range of neurodevelopmental impairments in middle childhood, as well as to other conditions such as asthma, obesity, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.

The ELGAN (Extremely Low Gestational Age Newborns) Study was the largest and most comprehensive multicenter study ever completed for this population of babies born before 28 weeks’ gestation. The authors’ presentation and exploration of the results of the research will help clinicians to prevent adverse health outcomes and promote positive health for these children. They have focused on the exposures and outcomes related to the developing brain, inflammation and infection as major risk factors for developmental adversity.

From the Foreword

“The ELGAN Study is an important contribution and not only clarifies, but also signposts their work and future research directions … one of the most important large detailed and prospective longitudinal studies in our field.”
Neil Marlow
Professor of Neonatal Medicine, University College London


It will be a valuable and comprehensive resource for practicing neonatologists, developmental paediatricians, child neurologists and psychiatrists, as well as to researchers studying population health.

20% Discount for EACD Members

EACD Members are offered a 20% discount on the books at the Mac Keith Press shop. Please contact admin@eacd.org in order to receive your EACD coupon code!