Obstetric brachial plexus lesions and central developmental disability.

  title={Obstetric brachial plexus lesions and central developmental disability.},
  author={Sonja M Buitenhuis and Rietje S van Wijlen-Hempel and Willem Pondaag and Martijn J A Malessy},
  journal={Early human development},
  volume={88 9},
AIMS First, to assess whether children with an Obstetric Brachial Plexus Lesion (OBPL) have a higher incidence of Central Developmental Disability (CDD) compared to the general population. Second, to test the ability of General Movements (GMs) to identify CDD children already at three months of age. STUDY DESIGN A prospective cohort study for infants referred to our tertiary nerve lesion clinic. SUBJECTS A prospective cohort study of 38 infants with OBPL followed until 5 years (mean age… CONTINUE READING


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