Manon J N L Benders

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AIM To assess the relation between cerebellar volume and spectroscopy at term equivalent age, and neurodevelopment at 24 months corrected age in preterm infants. METHODS Magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed around term equivalent age in 112 preterm infants (mean gestational age 28wks 3d [SD 1wk 5d]; birthweight 1129g [SD 324g]).(More)
BACKGROUND Hypothermia is an established therapy in term neonates to reduce death and disability after perinatal asphyxia. Near-infrared spectroscopy-monitored regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rScO2) and amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG)-monitored background pattern have been shown to be early predictors of long-term neurodevelopmental(More)
There is controversy in the literature about the value of brain imaging in neonates regarding the prediction of cerebral palsy (CP). The aim of this review was to unravel the myth that CP cannot be predicted by neuroimaging in neonates. Major intracranial lesions in the preterm infant should be recognized with sequential cranial ultrasound and will predict(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe different patterns of associated brain lesions in preterm and full-term infants with cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) and to assess whether these different patterns are related to gestational age at onset. DESIGN Magnetic resonance scans of all neonates (six preterm, 24 full term) with suspected CSVT, collected over a 7-year(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Most perinatal arterial stroke (PAS) studies that investigated infant characteristics have excluded preterm infants from the study population. We sought to analyze the imaging findings and antenatal and perinatal risk factors in preterm infants with PAS. METHODS This was a hospital-based, case-control study of preterm infants. Case(More)
OBJECTIVE The incidence of perinatal arterial ischaemic stroke (PAIS) is about 1 in 2300 live births. Evidence about the aetiology is still lacking. The aim of this study was to identify maternal, perinatal and neonatal risk factors for symptomatic PAIS in full-term infants. METHODS Each full-term infant with PAIS was matched to three healthy controls for(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE WM injury is associated with different disabilities that children born prematurely may experience during their lives. The aim of this study was to use TBSS to test the hypothesis that WM microstructure at TEA in preterm infants is correlated with cognitive and motor outcome at 2-year corrected age. MATERIALS AND METHODS Sixty-three(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Signal-intensity abnormalities in the PLIC and thinning of the CC are often seen in preterm infants and associated with poor outcome. DTI is able to detect subtle abnormalities. We used FT to select bundles of interest (CC and PLIC) to acquire additional information on the WMI. MATERIALS AND METHODS One hundred twenty preterm(More)
PURPOSE To compare the association between neurodevelopmental outcome in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy following perinatal asphyxia and (a) apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs) in the thalamus and basal ganglia at diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and (b) hydrogen 1 (¹H) MR spectroscopic measurements in the basal(More)
Most studies about perinatal arterial ischemic stroke (PAIS) exclude preterm infants. In a prospectively studied hospital-based population, 42% of our 73 newborn infants with PAIS had a gestational age (GA) < or =36 weeks. PAIS was present on the left in 61% of the preterm infants and bilateral in 7%. The middle cerebral artery (MCA) was most often(More)