Journal article

Late preterm births: New insights from neonatal neuroimaging and neurobehaviour

Jeanie Ling Yoong Cheong, Deanne Kim Thompson, Joy Elizabeth Olsen, Alicia Jane Spittle

SEMINARS IN FETAL & NEONATAL MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

With increasing evidence of neurodevelopmental problems faced by late preterm children, there is a need to explore possible underlying brain structural changes. The use of brain magnetic resonance imaging has provided insights of smaller and less mature brains in infants born late preterm, associated with developmental delay at 2 years. Another useful tool in the newborn period is neurobehavioural assessment, which has also been shown to be suboptimal in late preterm infants compared with tern infants. Suboptimal neurobehaviour is also associated with poorer 2-year neurodevelopment in late preterm infants. More research into these tools will provide a better understanding of the underlying p..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work is supported by the following grants from the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council: project grants 1028822 and 1034516, Centre os Research Excellence grant 1060733, Career Development Fellowship grant (1141354 to Dr Cheong, 1085754 to Dr Thompson, 1108714 to Dr Spittle). This study was also supported by the Victorian Government's Operational Infrastructure Support Program.