Maternal antenatal complications and the risk of neonatal cerebral white matter damage and later cerebral palsy in children born at an extremely low gestational age.

@article{Mcelrath2009MaternalAC,
  title={Maternal antenatal complications and the risk of neonatal cerebral white matter damage and later cerebral palsy in children born at an extremely low gestational age.},
  author={Thomas F Mcelrath and Elizabeth N. Allred and Kim A. Boggess and Karl K. C. Kuban and T Michael O'shea and Nigel Paneth and Alan Leviton},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={170 7},
  pages={819-28}
}
In a 2002-2004 prospective cohort study of deliveries of infants at <28 weeks at 14 US centers, the authors sought the antecedents of white matter damage evident in newborn cranial ultrasound scans (ventriculomegaly and an echolucent lesion) and of cerebral palsy diagnoses at age 2 years. Of the 1,455 infants enrolled, those whose mothers received an… CONTINUE READING