Petri Rahkonen

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Background:Higher cortical function during sensory processing can be examined by recording specific somatosensory-evoked magnetic fields (SEFs) with magnetoencephalography (MEG). We evaluated whether, in extremely low-gestational-age (ELGA) infants, abnormalities in MEG-recorded SEFs at term age are associated with adverse neurodevelopment at 2 y of(More)
Low doses of the intragastrically (i.g.) administered nitric oxide (NO) donors, 1,2,3,4-oxatriazolium,5-amino-3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-chloride (GEA 3162; 0.3 mg/kg) and 3-morpholino-sydnonimine (SIN-1; 1 mg/kg), inhibited gastric ulceration induced by ethanol (94%) in anesthetized rats. In contrast, higher doses of these NO donors administered i.g.(More)
AIM Atypical sensory processing is common in children born extremely prematurely. We investigated sensory processing abilities in extremely low gestational age (ELGA) children and analysed associated neonatal risk factors, neuroanatomical findings and neurodevelopmental outcome. METHODS We carried out a prospective study of 44 ELGA children, including 42(More)
OBJECTIVE High amniotic fluid erythropoietin concentration reflects chronic fetal hypoxia. Our aim was to study amniotic fluid erythropoietin concentration in relation to neonatal outcome in pregnancies complicated by intrauterine growth restriction. DESIGN Retrospective case series. SETTING Helsinki University Hospital, Finland. SAMPLE A total of 66(More)
OBJECTIVE Prior studies on extremely preterm infants have reported long-term prognostic value of absent secondary somatosensory cortex (SII) responses in magnetoencephalography (MEG) at term. The present work (i) further examines the potential added value of SII responses in neonatal neurological evaluation of preterm infants, and (ii) tests whether SII(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Neonatal outcomes vary by gestational age. We evaluated the association of early-term, full-term, and postterm birth with asphyxia, neurologic morbidity, and perinatal mortality. METHODS Our register-based study used retrospective data on 214 465 early-term (37(+0)-38(+6) gestational weeks), 859 827 full-term (39(+0)-41(+6)), and(More)
Early mother-child interaction is one of the factors suggested to have an impact on neurocognitive development of extremely low gestational age (ELGA) children. Our aim was to examine associations of mother-child interaction with neurocognitive outcome, neurological impairments and neonatal brain injuries in ELGA children. A prospective study of 48 ELGA(More)
BACKGROUND Birth asphyxia, estimated to account for a million neonatal deaths annually, can cause a wide variety of neurodevelopmental impairments. There is a need to develop new, swift methods to identify those neonates who would benefit from neuroprotective treatments such as hypothermia. OBJECTIVES To examine the utility of cord serum copeptin, a(More)
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