Rachel Thorburn

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The brains of 158 consecutively admitted very preterm infants were repeatedly examined with real time ultrasound. Abnormalities, most commonly periventricular haemorrhage, were detected in 79 (50%). The 109 infants who survived were followed up until they were 16-23 months old. Major or minor neurological or developmental sequelae were found in 5 of 62(More)
A linear-array real-time ultrasound scanner with a 5 MHz probe was used to examine the brains of 31 infants born at less than 33 weeks of gestation. The equipment was mounted on a small trolley and the infants could easily be scanned in their incubators. 7 of the 31 infants were shown to have cerebral lesions, including haemorrhages into the germinal layer(More)
The brains of 95 consecutively admitted infants born at less than 33 weeks gestation were scanned with ultrasound. Thirty-six (38%) had periventricular haemorrhage (PVH). Eight (8%) had cerebral atrophy (together with PVH in 5). Twelve (40%) of the 30 infants in whom satisfactory timing of PVH was possible bled on the first day of life, but the median age(More)
A linear-array real-time ultrasound scanner was used to examine the brains of all 95 infants born at less than 33 weeks of gestation who were admitted to the neonatal unit of University College Hospital in 1979. Abnormalities were detected in 41 (43%). 36 infants had haemorrhages into the germinal layer (GLH) and/or ventricles (IVH). 8 infants had cerebral(More)
Real-time ultrasound was used to examine the brains of all 95 infants born at less than 33 weeks of gestation who were admitted to the neonatal unit of University College Hospital in 1979. Evidence was obtained which strongly suggested that pneumothorax causes and aggravates haemorrhage into the germinal layer and ventricles of preterm infants.
Seventy infants born before 33-weeks gestation were studied by serial ultrasound brain scans from the first days of life; twenty had periventricular hemorrhage (PVH). Weekly neurologic examinations were performed from age 5 to 10 days. Only measures of passive tone could be elicited before an age equivalent to 34-weeks gestation because the infants were(More)