L T Singer
Affiliation: Case Western Reserve University
Singer L, Siegel A, Lewis B, Hawkins S, Yamashita T, Baley J. Preschool language outcomes of children with history of bronchopulmonary dysplasia and very low birth weight. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2001;22:19-26 pubmed
..The findings emphasize the importance of considering both medical and sociodemographic factors in evaluating the risk of VLBW infants for poorer speech-language outcomes. ..
Singer L, Arendt R, Minnes S, Farkas K, Salvator A. Neurobehavioral outcomes of cocaine-exposed infants. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2000;22:653-66 pubmed
..Drug effects on attention were mediated by maternal psychological distress, suggesting that this factor should be considered in future studies of drug exposure effects. ..
Singer L, Arendt R, Minnes S, Salvator A, Siegel A, Lewis B. Developing language skills of cocaine-exposed infants. Pediatrics. 2001;107:1057-64 pubmed
..Pediatricians are in a unique position to monitor early development of cocaine-exposed infants and make timely referrals for intervention. ..
Singer L, Salvator A, Arendt R, Minnes S, Farkas K, Kliegman R. Effects of cocaine/polydrug exposure and maternal psychological distress on infant birth outcomes. Neurotoxicol Teratol. 2002;24:127-35 pubmed
..In addition, maternal distress symptoms, which may be reflective of maternal mental health disorders or responses to stress, added significantly to the risk for poorer fetal growth. ..
Singer L, Arendt R, Minnes S, Farkas K, Salvator A, Kirchner H, et al
. Cognitive and motor outcomes of cocaine-exposed infants. JAMA. 2002;287:1952-60 pubmed
..Because 2-year outcomes are predictive of later cognitive outcomes, it is possible that these children will continue to have learning difficulties at school age. ..