Apart from the administration of the study medication there is no procedure within this study, which is not part of routine management of very preterm infants.
- Administration of 5 doses Recormon or physiologic saline, starting on the 5th day of life, continuing on days 6, 7, 14, and 21
- Cranial ultrasound examinations of the head
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain around the actual date of birth, which is clinically indicated in all infants suffering from a severe brain damage.
- Examination of the psychomotor development at 2 and 5 years of age.