alexa Maternal floor infarction of the placenta: association with central nervous system injury and adverse neurodevelopmental outcome.
Clinical Research

Clinical Research

Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics

Author(s): AdamsChapman I

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OBJECTIVE: To compare cranial ultrasound studies and neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants affected by maternal floor infarction (MFI) of the placenta to gestational age-matched controls over an 8-year period from a single institution. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case/control study. RESULTS: Compared to gestational age-matched controls, infants born to mothers with MFI had a higher incidence of CNS injury on neonatal cranial ultrasound examinations and at follow-up were more likely to have a suspicious or abnormal neurologic examination. MFI cases had lower developmental scores in all areas tested and were more likely to have neurodevelopmental impairment. CONCLUSION: Infants born to mothers with MFI should have serial neonatal cranial ultrasound examinations to detect CNS injury and neurodevelopmental assessment during early childhood.

This article was published in J Perinatol and referenced in Journal of Clinical Research & Bioethics

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