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Impaired motor performance in adolescents with esophageal atresia.

This study assessed OA/TOF children’s ability to perform motor skills (such as kicking a ball, balance, picking things up) over a number of years.

Aims: The study prospectively assessed motor development from infancy to adolescence in patients with oesophageal atresia (EA).

Methods: At one year of age motor performance was evaluated with the Psychomotor Developmental Index (PDI) of the Bayley Scales of Infant Development, Second Edition (BSID-II), and as adolescents re-evaluated with Motor Assessment Battery for Children, Second Edition (MABC-2). Associations to clinical factors were assessed.

Moinichen UI, Mikkelsen A, Faugli A, Morkrid L, IJsselstijn H, Emblem R Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2020 Nov 27