Brain development in infants born preterm: looking beyond injury.

  title={Brain development in infants born preterm: looking beyond injury.},
  author={Emma G. Duerden and Margot J. Taylor and Steven Paul Miller},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric neurology},
  volume={20 2},
Infants born very preterm are high risk for acquired brain injury and disturbances in brain maturation. Although survival rates for preterm infants have increased in the last decades owing to improved neonatal intensive care, motor disabilities including cerebral palsy persist, and impairments in cognitive, language, social, and executive functions have not decreased. Evidence from neuroimaging studies exploring brain structure, function, and metabolism has indicated abnormalities in the brain… CONTINUE READING


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