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AIMS To compare the ultrasound (US) evolution and neurodevelopmental outcome of infants with localised (grade II) and extensive (grade III) cystic periventricular leucomalacia (c-PVL). METHODS Over a nine year period, c-PVL was diagnosed in 96/3451 (2.8%) infants in two hospital cohorts. Eighteen were excluded from the study. Thirty nine infants with(More)
We assessed the effects of a familiar odor during routine blood draws in healthy preterm newborns. Infants were observed as they were undergoing either a capillary puncture on the heel (heelstick) or a venous puncture on the hand. During the procedure, one third of the infants were presented with an odor they had been familiarized with prior to the(More)
The maternal administration of betamethasone and thyrotropin releasing hormone (TRH) to accelerate the maturation of the fetus is an increasingly adopted strategy to prevent neonatal morbidity in preterm infants. The effect of this prenatal treatment on the neural maturation of the infant was assessed by measuring somatosensory evoked potentials (SEP) in(More)
This study was aimed at assessing by EEG recording and cranial imaging the cerebral function of 29 full term newborns presenting with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and at establishing a correlation between the results and the neurological outcome. A correlation between the Sarnar's classification and the neurological outcome was observed, except for the(More)
The effect of hydrocephalus on somatosensory evoked potentials was studied in nine infants. An increase in N1 latency was found in five infants studied longitudinally during a period of progressive ventricular dilatation. A marked decrease in N1 latency was noted in 7 infants, within one week following shunt insertion and in two infants who showed(More)
SEPs were examined during the first weeks of life in 34 infants with mild to severe birth asphyxia, in an attempt to provide a more accurate prediction of neurodevelopmental outcome. Normal, delayed and absent responses were compared with the infant's acute clinical condition, imaging findings using different imaging techniques and neurodevelopmental(More)
Thirty-nine preterm infants were studied to compare the predictive value of somatosensory evoked responses (SEPs) following median-nerve and posterior tibial-nerve stimulation with the predictive value of cranial ultrasound. With regard to the SEP, a normal median-nerve response was by no means a guarantee of a normal outcome. A normal posterior(More)
Somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) were performed between 31 and 49 weeks postmenstrual age on 33 neonates with extensive cystic leukomalacia. 27 had periventricular leukomalacia (PVL), while six had deep white matter lesions. All but two of the 27 infants with PVL had a reproducible potential at discharge, being delayed in 11 and within the normal(More)
One hundred and twenty six preterm infants, with a gestational age of 34 weeks or less, were studied to compare the predictive value of somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) with that of cranial ultrasound. A normal N1 latency was no guarantee of a normal outcome, nor did a persistently delayed N1 latency always correlate with a poor outcome. As a(More)