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Predictability of cerebral palsy and its characteristics in a high-risk population

Eveline Himpens (UGent)
(2010)
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Major changes in obstetric and neonatal care during the past four decades have led to increased survival of fragile newborns. Yet, these immature survivors, and others with complicated medical problems in the perinatal period, continue to have high rates of developmental morbidity such as cerebral palsy (CP). Gestational age is one of the important risk factors in the development of CP. As first part of this doctoral dissertation, the impact of gestational age on the development of CP and its characteristics is evaluated. A meta-analytic review was performed comprising all geographical-based data on prevalence, type, distribution and severity of CP related to gestational age. Since in Belgium or Flanders no CP register is available, further exploration of the risk factors in the development of CP is focused on a high risk population. A setting where the outcome related questions are cardinally. In this high risk population, gestational age in relation to CP and brain injury is evaluated. Furthermore it is aimed for to gain a better insight into the predictability of CP and its characteristics on the basis of serial neonatal cranial US images and some other perinatal risk factors. The overall purpose of this doctoral dissertation is to formulate an answer to following questions: Is it possible, and to what extent, is it possible to predict the development of CP and its characteristics? More ambitiously, is it possible to predict the development of CP given certain risk factors for an individual child?

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Himpens, Eveline. 2010. “Predictability of Cerebral Palsy and Its Characteristics in a High-risk Population”. Ghent, Belgium: Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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Himpens, E. (2010). Predictability of cerebral palsy and its characteristics in a high-risk population. Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent, Belgium.
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Himpens E. Predictability of cerebral palsy and its characteristics in a high-risk population. [Ghent, Belgium]: Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences; 2010.
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Himpens, Eveline. “Predictability of Cerebral Palsy and Its Characteristics in a High-risk Population.” 2010 : n. pag. Print.
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  abstract     = {Major changes in obstetric and neonatal care during the past four decades have led to increased survival of fragile newborns.  Yet, these immature survivors, and others with complicated medical problems in the perinatal period, continue to have high rates of developmental morbidity such as cerebral palsy (CP).  Gestational age is one of the important risk factors in the development of CP.  As first part of this doctoral dissertation, the impact of gestational age on the development of CP and its characteristics is evaluated.  A meta-analytic review was performed comprising all geographical-based data on prevalence, type, distribution and severity of CP related to gestational age.  Since in Belgium or Flanders no CP register is available, further exploration of the risk factors in the development of CP is focused on a high risk population.  A setting where the outcome related questions are cardinally.  In this high risk population, gestational age in relation to CP and brain injury is evaluated.  Furthermore it is aimed for to gain a better insight into the predictability of CP and its characteristics on the basis of serial neonatal cranial US images and some other perinatal risk factors.  The overall purpose of this doctoral dissertation is to formulate an answer to following questions: Is it possible, and to what extent, is it possible to predict the development of CP and its characteristics?  More ambitiously, is it possible to predict the development of CP given certain risk factors for an individual child?},
  author       = {Himpens, Eveline},
  isbn         = {9789490695354},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {108},
  publisher    = {Ghent University. Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences},
  school       = {Ghent University},
  title        = {Predictability of cerebral palsy and its characteristics in a high-risk population},
  url          = {http://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/001/435/388/RUG01-001435388_2010_0001_AC.pdf},
  year         = {2010},
}