The improved survival of very preterm and very low birth weight infants in recent decades has been associated with an increase in the prevalence of physical and neurodevelopmental problems. Attention is increasingly being focused on the quality of life of survivors, who are at greater risk of brain damage and consequent neurological disorders, and neuropsychological and behavioural impairments. In this volume, leading experts present a comprehensive and up-to-date perspective on research in various aspects of the long-term consequences of very preterm birth. As well as extending existing knowledge of the neurodevelopmental sequelae following very preterm birth, a shared aim of this burgeoning body of research is to identify the mechanisms underlying variations in outcome, and thus recognise subgroups of children who are at increased risk of neurodevelopmental problems, for whom appropriate intervention strategies can be devised. Pediatricians, neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists will all find this to be essential reading.Table of Contents Part I. Introduction: 1. Epidemiology of preterm birth Sven Cnattigius and Stefan Johansson2. The changing face of intensive care for preterm newborns John Wyatt3. Clinical outcome: neurological sequelae following preterm birth Ingeborg Krageloh-MannPart II. Neuroimaging: 4. Imaging the preterm brain Terrie E. Inder, Russell Lawrence and Jeffrey J. Neil5. Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging Richard W. I. Cooke6. Magnetic Resonance Imaging findings from adolescence to adulthood Matthew Allin and Muriel Walshe7. Functional neuroimaging following very preterm birth Chiara Nosarti and Larry Rifkin8. Diffusion tensor imaging findings in preterm and low birth weight populations Matthew AllinPart III. Behavioural Outcome: 9. Behavioural outcome of preterm birth in childhood and adolescence Elaine Healy10. Preterm birth and fetal growth in relation to adult psychopathology Christina M. Hultman and Chiara NosartiPart IV. Neuropsychological Outcome: 11. Cognitive and functional outcomes of children born preterm Betty Vohr12. Methodological considerations in neurodevelopmental outcome studies of infants born prematurely Glen P. Aylward13. Language function after preterm birth Teresa M. Rushe14. A cognitive neuroscience perspective on the development of memory in children born preterm Michelle De Haan15. Executive function development in preterm children Peter John Anderson, Kelly Howard and Lex W. DoylePart V. Applied Research: 16. Academic performance and learning disabilities H. Gerry Taylor17. Pathways of risk and resiliency after prematurity: role of socioeconomical status Michael M. Msall, Mary C. Sullivan and Jennifer Park18. Cognitive and behavioural interventions Marie C. McCormick and Beth Marie McManusPart VI. Conclusions: 19. Integrative summary and future directions Chiara Nosarti, Robin M. Murray and Maureen Hack.
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Titolo: Neurodevelopmental Outcomes of Preterm Birth - From Childhood to Adult Life
Autori: Nosarti - Murray - Hack
Editore: Cambridge University Press
Finitura: Copertina rigida
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