Posts Tagged ‘cerebral palsy’

Inhaled corticosteroids for neonatal BPD: The jury is still out

Posted by • October 14th, 2015

As neonatologists have been able save more babies that have born prematurely, the problem of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) has loomed larger. BPD occurs in preterm infants (born at less than 28 weeks of gestation) or in infants with extremely low birth weight (less than 1000 grams at birth). It stems from a variety of factors,… Read More…

An 11-Month-Old Girl with Developmental Delay

Posted by • May 9th, 2014

In the latest Case Record of the Massachusetts General Hospital, an 11-month-old girl was seen in the neurology clinic because of developmental delay. Development to 6 months was normal; by 11 months, she had difficulty sitting and had stopped reaching for objects and feeding herself. An examination and diagnostic tests were performed. In general, infants with… Read More…

Oxygenation for Preterm Infants

Posted by • May 28th, 2010

In a large randomized trial with a 2-by-2 factorial design, Carlo et al. compared a lower target range of oxygen saturation (85 to 89%) with a higher target range (91 to 95%) in extremely preterm infants. The lower target range did not significantly decrease the combined outcome of severe retinopathy or death, but it resulted… Read More…