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Neonatal neurology  

With regard toneonatal neurology several studies have investigated the features of severe brain injuries in preterm infants by using new imaging techniques like NIRS (Near InfraRed Spectroscopy) or Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). NIRS can be used to guide clinical management with the aim to reduce cerebral hypoxia or hyperoxia in premature infants. MRI  has contributed to improve the knowledge of many cerebral diseases, particularly concerning premature infants (i.e.  white matter disease or  maturation of the optical tract).



  • Clinical use of cerebral oximetry in extremely preterm infants is feasible. Dan Med J. 2013;60(1):A4533.
  • Total body cooling: skin and renal complications. Arch Dis Child Fetal Neonatal Ed. 2011;96(5):F377. doi: 10.1136/adc.2010.207886.
  • Germinal matrix hemorrhage: intraventricular hemorrhage in very-low-birth-weight infants: the independent role of inherited thrombophilia. Stroke. 2011;42:1889-93.doi: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.110.590455.
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