Effects of very low birthweight on brain structure in adulthood

  title={Effects of very low birthweight on brain structure in adulthood},
  author={M. Allin and M. Henderson and J. Suckling and C. Nosarti and T. Rushe and P. Fearon and Ann L Stewart and E. Bullmore and L. Rifkin and R. Murray},
  journal={Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology},
  • M. Allin, M. Henderson, +7 authors R. Murray
  • Published 2004
  • Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
  • Very‐low‐birth weight (VLBW) individuals are at high risk of brain injury in the perinatal period. We wished to determine how such early brain lesions affect brain structure in adulthood. Thirty‐two VLBW adults (20 female, 12 male) and 18 term, normal birthweight sibling control individuals (nine female, nine male) underwent structural MRI at a mean age of 23 years 4 months (range 17 to 33 years; SD 3.4). Images were analyzed using an automated tissue segmentation algorithm in order to estimate… CONTINUE READING


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