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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660514/early-life-predictors-of-brain-development-at-term-equivalent-age-in-infants-born-across-the-gestational-age-spectrum
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Deanne K Thompson, Claire E Kelly, Jian Chen, Richard Beare, Bonnie Alexander, Marc L Seal, Katherine Lee, Lillian G Matthews, Peter J Anderson, Lex W Doyle, Alicia J Spittle, Jeanie L Y Cheong
BACKGROUND: It is well established that preterm infants have altered brain development compared with full-term (FT; ≥37 weeks' gestational age [GA]) infants, however the perinatal factors associated with brain development in preterm infants have not been fully elucidated. In particular, perinatal predictors of brain development may differ between very preterm infants (VP; <32 weeks' GA) and infants born moderate (MP; 32-33 weeks' GA) and late (LP; 34-36 weeks' GA) preterm, but this has not been studied...
April 13, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621826/cognitive-functions-of-the-fetus
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Aida Salihagic Kadic, Asim Kurjak
The human brain is intricately designed to execute cognitive functions, such as perception, attention, action, memory and learning. The complete nervous system is active during prenatal development and the aim of this review is to present data on fetal cognitive functions. The fetus processes sensory stimuli at a cortical level, including painful stimulus, from about 25 weeks of gestation onwards. At gestational week 34, the fetus is able not only to perceive complex acoustic external sounds but also to discriminate between different sounds...
April 2018: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522888/the-dynamics-of-cortical-folding-waves-and-prematurity-related-deviations-revealed-by-spatial-and-spectral-analysis-of-gyrification
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REVIEW
Jessica Dubois, Julien Lefèvre, Hugo Angleys, François Leroy, Clara Fischer, Jessica Lebenberg, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, Cristina Borradori-Tolsa, François Lazeyras, Lucie Hertz-Pannier, Jean-François Mangin, Petra Hüppi, David Germanaud
In the human brain, the appearance of cortical sulci is a complex process that takes place mostly during the second half of pregnancy, with a relatively stable temporal sequence across individuals. Since deviant gyrification patterns have been observed in many neurodevelopmental disorders, mapping cortical development in vivo from the early stages on is an essential step to uncover new markers for diagnosis or prognosis. Recently this has been made possible by MRI combined with post-processing tools, but the reported results are still fragmented...
March 6, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29507201/dynamic-patterns-of-cortical-expansion-during-folding-of-the-preterm-human-brain
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Kara E Garcia, Emma C Robinson, Dimitrios Alexopoulos, Donna L Dierker, Matthew F Glasser, Timothy S Coalson, Cynthia M Ortinau, Daniel Rueckert, Larry A Taber, David C Van Essen, Cynthia E Rogers, Christopher D Smyser, Philip V Bayly
During the third trimester of human brain development, the cerebral cortex undergoes dramatic surface expansion and folding. Physical models suggest that relatively rapid growth of the cortical gray matter helps drive this folding, and structural data suggest that growth may vary in both space (by region on the cortical surface) and time. In this study, we propose a unique method to estimate local growth from sequential cortical reconstructions. Using anatomically constrained multimodal surface matching (aMSM), we obtain accurate, physically guided point correspondence between younger and older cortical reconstructions of the same individual...
March 5, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464974/a-comparison-of-spastic-diplegia-in-term-and-preterm-born-children
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Prashant Jauhari, Pratibha Singhi, Naveen Sankhyan, Prahbhjot Malhi, Sameer Vyas, Niranjan Khandelwal
This study compared the risk factors and clinical and radiologic profile of children with spastic diplegic cerebral palsy born at term (≥37 weeks) with those born preterm. Children (2-14 years) with cerebral palsy meeting the study criteria for spastic diplegia were enrolled. Antecedent risk factors, clinical profile, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings were recorded. Spasticity, functional ability, intellectual ability, and social quotient were assessed using standard scales. Ninety-three children met the study inclusion criteria (45 term, 48 preterm)...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29428154/neonatal-infection-in-children-with-cerebral-palsy-a-registry-based-cohort-study
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Anne-Sophie Smilga, Jarred Garfinkle, Pamela Ng, John Andersen, David Buckley, Darcy Fehlings, Adam Kirton, Ellen Wood, Esias van Rensburg, Michael Shevell, Maryam Oskoui
BACKGROUND: The goal of this study was to explore the association between neonatal infection and outcomes in children with cerebral palsy. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective cohort study using the Canadian CP Registry. Neonatal infection was defined as meeting one of the following criteria: (1) septicemia, (2) septic shock, or (3) administration of antibiotics for ≥10 days. Phenotypic profiles of children with cerebral palsy with and without an antecedent neonatal infection were compared...
December 13, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29420701/cerebellar-functional-connectivity-in-term-and-very-preterm-born-infants
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Charlotte S Herzmann, Abraham Z Snyder, Jeanette K Kenley, Cynthia E Rogers, Joshua S Shimony, Christopher D Smyser
Cortical resting state networks have been consistently identified in infants using resting state-functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (rs-fMRI). Comparable studies in adults have demonstrated cerebellar components of well-established cerebral networks. However, there has been limited investigation of early cerebellar functional connectivity. We acquired non-sedated rs-fMRI data in the first week of life in 57 healthy, term-born infants and at term-equivalent postmenstrual age in 20 very preterm infants (mean birth gestational age 27 ± 2 weeks) without significant cerebral or cerebellar injury...
February 6, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29380120/altered-white-matter-development-in-children-born-very-preterm
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Julia M Young, Marlee M Vandewouw, Benjamin R Morgan, Mary Lou Smith, John G Sled, Margot J Taylor
Children born very preterm (VPT) at less than 32 weeks' gestational age (GA) are prone to disrupted white matter maturation and impaired cognitive development. The aims of the present study were to identify differences in white matter microstructure and connectivity of children born VPT compared to term-born children, as well as relations between white matter measures with cognitive outcomes and early brain injury. Diffusion images and T1-weighted anatomical MR images were acquired along with developmental assessments in 31 VPT children (mean GA: 28...
January 29, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29365081/neonatal-hypoxia-ischemia-causes-functional-circuit-changes-in-subplate-neurons
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Aminah Sheikh, Xiangying Meng, Ji Liu, Alexandra Mikhailova, Joseph P Y Kao, Patrick S McQuillen, Patrick O Kanold
Neonatal hypoxia-ischemia (HI) in the preterm human results in damage to subcortical developing white matter and cognitive impairments. Subplate neurons (SPNs) are among the first-born cortical neurons and are necessary for normal cerebral development. While moderate or severe HI at P1 in rats leads to SPN loss, it is unclear if HI, esp. forms not associated with overt cell loss lead to altered SPN circuits. Thus, we used two HI models with different severities in P1 rats. Cauterization of the common carotid artery (CCA) causes a largely transient and thus milder ischemia (HI-Caut) while CCA ligation causes more severe ischemia (HI-Lig)...
January 20, 2018: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29356143/alterations-in-glucose-concentrations-affect-dna-methylation-at-lrg1-in-an-ex-vivo-rat-cortical-slice-model-of-preterm-brain-injury
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Jessy Cartier, Chinthika Piyasena, Sarah A Sparrow, James P Boardman, Amanda J Drake
Preterm birth affects 5-18% of all babies and is associated with neurodevelopmental impairment and increased neuropsychiatric disease risk. Although preterm birth associates with differential DNA methylation at neurodevelopmental genes in buccal DNA, including leucine-rich alpha-2-glycoprotein 1 (LRG1), it is not known whether these differences also occur in the brain, or whether they persist. Thus, there is a need for animal models or in vitro systems in which to undertake longitudinal and mechanistic studies...
March 2018: European Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29355709/magnesium-sulphate-induces-preconditioning-in-preterm-rodent-models-of-cerebral-hypoxia-ischemia
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Gabriella Koning, Ellinor Lyngfelt, Pernilla Svedin, Anna-Lena Leverin, Masako Jinnai, Pierre Gressens, Claire Thornton, Xiaoyang Wang, Carina Mallard, Henrik Hagberg
BACKGROUND: Brain injury in preterm infants represents a substantial clinical problem associated with development of motor impairment, cognitive deficits and psychiatric problems. According to clinical studies, magnesium sulphate (MgSO4 ) given to women in preterm labor reduces the risk of cerebral palsy in the offspring but the mechanisms behind its neuroprotective effects are still unclear. Our aim was to explore whether MgSO4 induces tolerance (preconditioning) in the preterm rodent brain...
February 2, 2018: International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29354680/differential-rates-of-perinatal-maturation-of-human-primary-and-nonprimary-auditory-cortex
#12
Brian B Monson, Zach Eaton-Rosen, Kush Kapur, Einat Liebenthal, Abraham Brownell, Christopher D Smyser, Cynthia E Rogers, Terrie E Inder, Simon K Warfield, Jeffrey J Neil
Primary and nonprimary cerebral cortex mature along different timescales; however, the differences between the rates of maturation of primary and nonprimary cortex are unclear. Cortical maturation can be measured through changes in tissue microstructure detectable by diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this study, diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to characterize the maturation of Heschl's gyrus (HG), which contains both primary auditory cortex (pAC) and nonprimary auditory cortex (nAC), in 90 preterm infants between 26 and 42 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA)...
January 2018: ENeuro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339258/relationship-between-very-early-brain-structure-and-neuromotor-neurological-and-neurobehavioral-function-in-infants-born-31-weeks-gestational-age
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Joanne M George, Simona Fiori, Jurgen Fripp, Kerstin Pannek, Andrea Guzzetta, Michael David, Robert S Ware, Stephen E Rose, Paul B Colditz, Roslyn N Boyd
AIM: This study aimed to examine associations between structural MRI and concurrent motor, neurological and neurobehavioral measures at 30-32 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA; 'Early'), and at term equivalent age ('Term'). METHOD: In this prospective cohort study, infants underwent Early MRI (n = 119; 73 male; median 32 weeks 1 day PMA) and Term MRI (n = 102; 61 male; median 40 weeks 4 days PMA) at 3 T. Structural images were scored generating white matter (WM), cortical gray matter, deep gray matter, cerebellar and global brain abnormality scores...
February 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320482/severe-retinopathy-of-prematurity-is-associated-with-reduced-cerebellar-and-brainstem-volumes-at-term-and-neurodevelopmental-deficits-at-2-years
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Femke J Drost, Kristin Keunen, Pim Moeskops, Nathalie H P Claessens, Femke van Kalken, Ivana Išgum, Elsbeth S M Voskuil-Kerkhof, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries, Manon J N L Benders, Jacqueline U M Termote
BackgroundTo evaluate the association between severe retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), measures of brain morphology at term-equivalent age (TEA), and neurodevelopmental outcome.MethodsEighteen infants with severe ROP (median gestational age (GA) 25.3 (range 24.6-25.9 weeks) were included in this retrospective case-control study. Each infant was matched to two extremely preterm control infants (n=36) by GA, birth weight, sex, and brain injury. T2-weighted images were obtained on a 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at TEA...
February 7, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246927/disruption-of-interneuron-neurogenesis-in-premature-newborns-and-reversal-with-estrogen-treatment
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Mahima Tibrewal, Bokun Cheng, Preeti Dohare, Furong Hu, Rana Mehdizadeh, Ping Wang, Deyou Zheng, Zoltan Ungvari, Praveen Ballabh
Many Preterm-born children suffer from neurobehavioral disorders. Premature birth terminates the hypoxic in utero environment and supply of maternal hormones. As the production of interneurons continues until the end of pregnancy, we hypothesized that premature birth would disrupt interneuron production and that restoration of the hypoxic milieu or estrogen treatment might reverse interneuron generation. To test these hypotheses, we compared interneuronal progenitors in the medial ganglionic eminences (MGEs), lateral ganglionic eminences (LGEs), and caudal ganglionic eminences (CGEs) between preterm-born [born on embryonic day (E) 29; examined on postnatal day (D) 3 and D7] and term-born (born on E32; examined on D0 and D4) rabbits at equivalent postconceptional ages...
January 31, 2018: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244803/changes-in-brain-morphology-and-microstructure-in-relation-to-early-brain-activity-in-extremely-preterm-infants
#16
Maria Luisa Tataranno, Nathalie H P Claessens, Pim Moeskops, Mona C Toet, Karina J Kersbergen, Giuseppe Buonocore, Ivana Išgum, Alexander Leemans, Serena Counsell, Floris Groenendaal, Linda S de Vries, Manon J N L Benders
Background and ObjectiveTo investigate the relation of early brain activity with structural (growth of the cortex and cerebellum) and white matter microstructural brain development.MethodsA total of 33 preterm neonates (gestational age 26±1 weeks) without major brain abnormalities were continuously monitored with electroencephalography during the first 48 h of life. Rate of spontaneous activity transients per minute (SAT rate) and inter-SAT interval (ISI) in seconds per minute were calculated. Infants underwent brain magnetic resonance imaging ∼30 (mean 30...
January 17, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29212618/altered-cerebral-perfusion-in-infants-born-preterm-compared-with-infants-born-full-term
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Marine Bouyssi-Kobar, Jonathan Murnick, Marie Brossard-Racine, Taeun Chang, Eman Mahdi, Marni Jacobs, Catherine Limperopoulos
OBJECTIVES: To compare regional cerebral cortical blood flow (CBF) in infants born very preterm at term-equivalent age (TEA) and healthy newborns born full term and to examine the impact of clinical risk factors on CBF in the cohort born preterm. STUDY DESIGN: This prospective, cross-sectional study included infants born very preterm (gestational age at birth <32 weeks; birth weight <1500 g) and healthy infants born full term. Using noninvasive 3T arterial spin labeling magnetic resonance imaging, we quantified regional CBF in the cerebral cortex: sensorimotor/auditory/visual cortex, superior medial/dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate cortex (ACC)/posterior cingulate cortex, insula, and lateral posterior parietal cortex, as well as in the brainstem, and deep gray matter...
February 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205631/maternal-cd8-t-cell-depletion-alleviates-intrauterine-inflammation-induced-perinatal-brain-injury
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Jun Lei, Li Xie, Hongxi Zhao, Candice Gard, Julia L Clemens, Michael W McLane, Mia C Feller, Maide Ozen, Christopher Novak, Wael Alshehri, Nader Alhejaily, Yahya Shabi, Jason M Rosenzweig, Andrea Facciabene, Irina Burd
We investigated the mechanisms by which CD8+ T-cell trafficking in placenta contributes to perinatal brain injury by studying effects of maternal CD8+ T-cell depletion (DEP) in a mouse model of intrauterine inflammation (IUI). Maternal CD8+ T cells were depleted with anti-CD8+ antibodies. IUI was induced with lipopolysaccharide (LPS). DEP was confirmed using flow cytometry. Preterm birth rate was evaluated. Offspring neurologic sequelae were assessed by Nissl staining, immune arrays, confirmatory individual TaqMan® gene assays, and neurobehavioral tests...
December 4, 2017: American Journal of Reproductive Immunology: AJRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29200180/procedural-pain-and-oral-glucose-in-preterm-neonates-brain-development-and-sex-specific-effects
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Juliane Schneider, Emma G Duerden, Ting Guo, Karin Ng, Patric Hagmann, Myriam Bickle Graz, Ruth E Grunau, M Mallar Chakravarty, Petra S Hüppi, Anita C Truttmann, Steven P Miller
Our objectives were to determine whether procedural pain and glucose exposure are associated with altered structural and functional brain development differently in preterm males and females, and neurodevelopment at 18-month corrected age. Fifty-one very preterm neonates (22 males; median [interquartile range] gestational age 27.6 [2.0] weeks) underwent 3 serial scans including T1-weighted and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at median postmenstrual weeks: 29.4, 31.9, and 41.1. Thalamus, basal ganglia, and total brain volumes were segmented...
March 2018: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194486/cortical-auditory-evoked-responses-in-preterm-neonates-revisited-by-spectral-and-temporal-analyses
#20
A Kaminska, V Delattre, J Laschet, J Dubois, M Labidurie, A Duval, A Manresa, J-F Magny, S Hovhannisyan, M Mokhtari, L Ouss, A Boissel, L Hertz-Pannier, M Sintsov, M Minlebaev, R Khazipov, C Chiron
Characteristic preterm EEG patterns of "Delta-brushes" (DBs) have been reported in the temporal cortex following auditory stimuli, but their spatio-temporal dynamics remains elusive. Using 32-electrode EEG recordings and co-registration of electrodes' position to 3D-MRI of age-matched neonates, we explored the cortical auditory-evoked responses (AERs) after 'click' stimuli in 30 healthy neonates aged 30-38 post-menstrual weeks (PMW). (1) We visually identified auditory-evoked DBs within AERs in all the babies between 30 and 33 PMW and a decreasing response rate afterwards...
August 11, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
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