The Weekly Newsmagazine of Science
Number 25 (June 19, 1999)
References & Sources
Brain anomalies seen
in former preemies
Infants born 5 weeks premature
are more likely to have abnormal brain scansand behavioral troublesin
adolescence than are babies born full term.
Stewart, A.L., et al. 1999. Brain structure and neurocognitive
and behavioural function in adolescents who were born very preterm.
Lancet 353(May 15):1653.
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Stewart, A.L., et al. 1987. Probability of neurodevelopmental
disorders estimated from ultrasound appearance of brains of very preterm
infants. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology 29:3.
Ann L. Stewart
University College London
Royal Free and University College Medical School
Department of Pediatrics
Perinatal Brain Research Group
London WC1E 6JJ
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