Monique André

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Following the pioneering work of C. Dreyfus-Brisac and N. Monod, research into neonatal electroencephalography (EEG) has developed tremendously in France. French neurophysiologists who had been trained in Paris (France) collaborated on a joint project on the introduction, development, and currently available neonatal EEG recording techniques. They assessed(More)
BACKGROUND The increasing survival rates of children who are born very preterm raise issues about the risks of neurological disabilities and cognitive dysfunction. We aimed to investigate neurodevelopmental outcome and use of special health care at 5 years of age in a population-based cohort of very preterm children. METHODS We included all 2901(More)
From the first publication of C. Dreyfus-Brisac and N. Monod, a strong tradition combined with tremendous development of neonatal EEG has taken place in France. After 3 years of collaborative work, 12 clinical neurophysiologists trained at the Port-Royal medical school in Paris detail in this paper the currently available neonatal EEG recording techniques.(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the prevalence of cerebral palsy at 2 years of age among children born very preterm, according to gestational age, infant gender, plurality, and neonatal cranial ultrasound abnormalities. METHODS All infants born between 22 and 32 weeks of gestation in 9 regions of France in 1997 were included in this prospective, population-based,(More)
Agenesis of corpus callosum (ACC) is commonly diagnosed prenatally. When isolated, it appears to carry a good prognosis but studies are often retrospective and follow-up short. We report a prospective study of 17 children (11 boys, 6 girls) with prenatally diagnosed isolated ACC. Neuropsychological evaluation was performed each year and results at the ages(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships between different causes of preterm delivery (eg, maternal hypertension, small-for-gestational age [SGA], other) and cerebral damage (eg, cystic periventricular leukomalacia [c-PVL], grade III intraventricular hemorrhage [IVH], and intra-parenchymal hemorrhage [IPH]). STUDY DESIGN This(More)
OBJECTIVE Proving that delayed delivery is possible, debating its modality, suggesting a guideline for its managing. METHOD Six cases of delayed delivery were treated at the Maternity Hospital of Nancy, between 1979 and 2001, and the results were compared to a literature review of 148 found thanks to Medline database. RESULTS Delayed delivery reduces(More)
OBJECTIVE To describe the long-term outcome of very preterm infants receiving prolonged sedation and/or analgesia and examine the relationship between prolonged sedation and/or analgesia and this long-term outcome. DESIGN A prospective population-based study (Etude EPIdémiologique sur les Petits Ages GEstationnels [EPIPAGE]). To reduce bias, the(More)
Cerebral computed tomography of 45 infants has been carried out for a better assessment of the normal appearance of the different anatomical structures. The skull vault is often asymmetrical, the dura mater is very dense, and the ventricular system is small in contrast with the large subarachnoid spaces. The brain parenchyma contains zones of low(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the prevalence of cranial ultrasound abnormalities in very preterm infants as a function of gestational age, plurality, intrauterine growth restriction, and death before discharge. STUDY DESIGN A prospective, population-based cohort of 2667 infants born between 22 and 32 weeks of gestation in 1997 in nine regions of France,(More)