Challenges in neurologic prognostication after neonatal brain injury

Niranjana Natarajan, Andrea C. Pardo*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Parents often ask neonatologists and neurologists to determine neurologic prognosis in the preterm and term infant after neonatal brain injury. Prognostication in these populations remains rather full of uncertainties. Knowledge of available diagnostic tests and their limitations allows the clinician to synthesize the most likely outcomes after neurologic injury. In this review, we describe the diagnostic tools available to the clinician, active areas of research, and challenges in neurologic prognostication of the neonate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-123
Number of pages7
JournalSeminars in Perinatology
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2017

Keywords

  • Brain Injury
  • Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy
  • Prematurity
  • Prognostication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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