White Matter Injury in Term Newborns With Neonatal Encephalopathy

  title={White Matter Injury in Term Newborns With Neonatal Encephalopathy},
  author={Amanda M Li and Vann Chau and Kenneth J. Poskitt and Michael Andrew Sargent and Brian Alexander Lupton and Alan R. Hill and Elke H. Roland and Steven Paul Miller},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
White matter injury (WMI) is the characteristic pattern of brain injury detected on magnetic resonance imaging in the premature newborn. Focal noncystic WMI is increasingly recognized in populations of term newborns. The aim of this study was to describe the occurrence of focal noncystic WMI in a cohort of 48 term newborns with encephalopathy studied with magnetic resonance imaging at 72 ± 12 h of life, and to identify clinical risk factors for this pattern of injury. Eleven newborns (23%; 95… CONTINUE READING
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