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Preterm children who develop severe chronic lung disease may be developmentally compromised by exposure to hypoxic episodes. This study aims to determine if children with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) who required home oxygen therapy were at greater risk for neurological and motor deficits at school age than preterm peers without BPD. This study(More)
Exposure to hypoxic-ischemic events in fetal or neonatal life may lead to permanent brain damage and subsequent neurodevelopmental deficits. Clinical and diagnostic tools have been somewhat helpful in identifying an at-risk group, particularly those patients sustaining significant neurologic sequelae. In this prospective study, the prognostic significance(More)
Maturational changes in short latency somatosensory evoked responses (SERs) were studied in 18 healthy full-term newborns in the first week of life and consequently repeated at 2-3 and 6-7 months of age. Both median nerves were electrically stimulated individually and evoked responses were recorded at 3 levels: Erb's point (EP), second cervical vertebra(More)
The objectives of this study were to determine the influence of birth weight, gestational age, and asphyxia on neurobehavioral performance at 40 weeks conceptional age, and to demonstrate that this performance may differ in preterm high-risk infants when using low-risk preterm rather than healthy term infant norms. A cross-sectional comparative design was(More)
In a previous study from our laboratory, the prognostic significance of the auditory brainstem evoked response was assessed in high-risk neonates. An abnormal auditory brainstem evoked response predicted neurologic deficits at age 1 year; however, a normal result did not predict a normal outcome. In order to evaluate the prognostic utility of examining(More)
A 69-year-old hypertensive woman with a hyperdynamic, left brachio-basilic dialysis fistula presented with a long history of throbbing in her head, swelling of the left side of the face and two months of right visual loss with gross swelling of the right optic disc. Tight stenosis of left brachiocephalic vein was found to be causing retrograde flow into the(More)
The prognostic significance of the auditory brainstem evoked response (ABR) was examined in this prospective study of neonates at risk for neurodevelopmental sequelae. ABR testing was performed in the neonatal period (37 to 45 weeks conceptional age) and at two and/or six months corrected age. 34 high-risk newborns and 14 controls were followed to one year(More)
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