Journal article

Postnatal Brain Growth Assessed by Sequential Cranial Ultrasonography in Infants Born < 30 Weeks' Gestational Age

R Cuzzilla, AJ Spittle, KJ Lee, S Rogerson, FM Cowan, LW Doyle, JLY Cheong

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF NEURORADIOLOGY | AMER SOC NEURORADIOLOGY | Published : 2018

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Brain growth in the early postnatal period following preterm birth has not been well described. This study of infants born at <30 weeks' gestational age and without major brain injury aimed to accomplish the following: 1) assess the reproducibility of linear measures made from cranial ultrasonography, 2) evaluate brain growth using sequential cranial ultrasonography linear measures from birth to term-equivalent age, and 3) explore perinatal predictors of postnatal brain growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Participants comprised 144 infants born at <30 weeks' gestational age at a single center between January 2011 and December 2013. Infants with major brain injury seen on c..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Career Development Fellowship)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Centre for Clinical Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Centre for Research Excellence)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (Senior Research Fellowship)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (project grant 1024516; Career Development Fellowship 1108714; Centre for Clinical Research Excellence 546519; Centre for Research Excellence 1060733, and Senior Research Fellowship 628371). The Murdoch Childrens Research Institute is supported by the Operational Infrastructure Support Program of the Victorian Government.