Predicting developmental delays in preterm infants through brain chemical ratios

Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a study published online in the journal Radiology.”We are living in an era in which survival of premature birth is more common,” said Giles S. Kendall, Ph.D. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical […]

Highly reliable brain-imaging protocol identifies delays in premature infants

Infants born prematurely are at elevated risk for cognitive, motor, and behavioral deficits — the severity of which was, until recently, almost impossible to accurately predict in the neonatal period with conventional brain-imaging technology. But physicians may now be able to identify the premature infants most at risk for deficits as well as the type […]