What will be done?

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.


Study treatment:

  • Administration of 5 doses Recormon or physiologic saline, starting on the 5th day of life, continuing on days 6, 7, 14, and 21

Routine examinations:

  • 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.
course of study
Course of study (DOL: day of life)