Total brain white matter is a major determinant of IQ in adolescents born preterm.

@article{Northam2011TotalBW,
  title={Total brain white matter is a major determinant of IQ in adolescents born preterm.},
  author={Gemma B. Northam and Fr{\'e}d{\'e}rique J Li{\'e}geois and Wui K. Chong and John A. Wyatt and Torsten Baldeweg},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2011},
  volume={69 4},
  pages={702-11}
}
OBJECTIVE In preterm infants, white matter (WM) abnormalities detected on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at term-age are associated with early developmental delay. We set out to study this association in adolescents born pre-term, by examining intellectual outcome in relation to markers of brain injury, focusing on the effects of WM reduction. METHODS Seventy-nine participants were recruited and assessed at a mean age of 16 years: 49 adolescents born preterm (<32 weeks' gestation) with a… CONTINUE READING

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