Intraventricular haemorrhage and posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus: pathogenesis, prevention and future interventions.

@article{Whitelaw2001IntraventricularHA,
  title={Intraventricular haemorrhage and posthaemorrhagic hydrocephalus: pathogenesis, prevention and future interventions.},
  author={Andrew Whitelaw},
  journal={Seminars in neonatology : SN},
  year={2001},
  volume={6 2},
  pages={135-46}
}
Intraventricular haemorrhage (IVH) is still a major complication of preterm birth with serious disability resulting. The fragile blood vessels in the germinal matrix below the ventricular lining and the instability of blood flow to this highly vascular area are the main mechanisms behind IVH. There is good evidence that corticosteroid therapy before preterm delivery reduces mortality and IVH substantially with a trend towards a reduction in disability. There is good evidence that postnatal… CONTINUE READING