Caffeine for apnea of prematurity: Effects on the developing brain

@article{Atik2017CaffeineFA,
  title={Caffeine for apnea of prematurity: Effects on the developing brain},
  author={Anzari Atik and R. Harding and R. De Matteo and Delphi Kondos-Devcic and J. Cheong and L. Doyle and M. Tolcos},
  journal={Neurotoxicology},
  year={2017},
  volume={58},
  pages={94–102}
}
HighlightsCaffeine is widely used to treat apnea of prematurity (AOP) in preterm infants.Caffeine is an adenosine receptor antagonist.Caffeine can have beneficial or adverse effects on the developing brain.However, most studies suggest that caffeine is detrimental to the developing brain.The maximal dose of caffeine that is safe to use for AOP needs to be determined. Abstract Caffeine is a methylxanthine that is widely used to treat apnea of prematurity (AOP). In preterm infants, caffeine… Expand
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