Journal article

Early Diagnosis and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy in Children with a History of Preterm Birth

Alicia J Spittle, Catherine Morgan, Joy E Olsen, Iona Novak, Jeanie LY Cheong

CLINICS IN PERINATOLOGY | W B SAUNDERS CO-ELSEVIER INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

Infants born preterm are at increased risk of cerebral palsy (CP), with the risk increasing with decreasing gestational age. Although preterm children are at increased risk of CP compared with their term-born peers, most preterm children do not have CP and thus, it is important to have a standardized process for detecting those children at high risk of CP early. A combination of clinical history, neuroimaging, and physical examination is recommended to ensure early, accurate diagnosis. Early detection of CP is essential for timely early intervention to optimize outcomes for children and their families.

Grants

Awarded by National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Center of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine


Awarded by NHMRC Center of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy


Awarded by NHMRC Career Development Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the National Health Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Center of Research Excellence in Newborn Medicine ID 1060733 (A.J. Spittle and J.Y. Cheong) and NHMRC Center of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy ID 1057997 (I. Novak, C. Morgan), NHMRC Career Development Fellowship ID 1053767 (A.J. Spittle), NHMRC Career Development Fellowship ID 1141354 (J.Y. Cheong), and the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.