Journal article

The relationship between ventricular size at 1 month and outcome at 2 years in infants less than 30 weeks' gestation

Lisa M Fox, Pauline Choo, Sheryle R Rogerson, Alicia J Spittle, Peter J Anderson, Lex Doyle, Jeanie LY Cheong

ARCHIVES OF DISEASE IN CHILDHOOD-FETAL AND NEONATAL EDITION | BMJ PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Cranial ultrasound cerebral biometric measurements have been used in preterm neonates, particularly in cases of ventriculomegaly. While cerebral biometric measures using MRI have been found to correlate with long-term outcome, the relationship between cranial ultrasound biometric measures and neurodevelopmental outcome has not been established. OBJECTIVE: To assess the relationship between ventricular size at 1 month of age using cranial ultrasound and neurodevelopmental outcome at 2 years in very preterm infants. METHOD: Digital cranial ultrasound images taken between 25 and 35 days of age of 44 infants born at less than 30 weeks' gestation were analysed independently by two obs..

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