Journal article

The General Movements Assessment in Neonates With Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy

Nicole R Pouppirt, Valerie Martin, Linda Pagnotto-Hammitt, Alicia J Spittle, John Flibotte, Sara B DeMauro

Journal of Child Neurology | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Clinical measures after birth and studies such as electroencephalogram (EEG) and brain imaging do not fully predict neurodevelopmental outcomes of infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Early detection of adverse neurologic outcomes, and cerebral palsy in particular, in high-risk infants is essential for ensuring timely management. The General Movements Assessment is a tool that can be used in the early detection of cerebral palsy in infants with brain injury. The majority of studies on the General Movements Assessment in the late preterm and term population were performed prior to the introduction of therapeutic hypothermia. AIMS: To apply the General Movements Assessment..

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