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Amanda K L Kwong, Tara L Fitzgerald, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Y Cheong, Alicia J Spittle
AIM: To systematically review the predictive validity of spontaneous early infant movements for later cerebral palsy (CP). METHOD: Cohort studies with published data to calculate predictive validity of early spontaneous movements for later CP were searched in four electronic databases: CINAHL, Embase, MEDLINE, and PsycINFO. RESULTS: Forty-seven studies met inclusion criteria. The Prechtl General Movements Assessment (GMA) during the fidgety period (10-20wks corrected age) had the strongest sensitivity: 97 per cent (95% confidence interval [CI] 93-99) and specificity: 89% (95% CI 83-93)...
February 22, 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Daniele de Almeida Soares-Marangoni, Natália Matos Tedesco, Andressa Lagoa Nascimento, Priscila Rimoli De Almeida, Caroline Neder Dos Santos Pereira
OBJECTIVE: We described the general movements (GMs) in the fidgety period and the motor performance of two infants who were exposed to Zika virus (ZIKV) during distinct trimesters of gestation. METHODS: Infants were assessed at 4 and 12 months of age. Prechtl's GM assessment and the Alberta Infant Motor Scale were used. RESULTS: In Case 1, the mother presented confirmed ZIKV infection in the 10th week of gestation and the infant was born full-term with brain abnormalities and microcephaly...
February 16, 2018: Developmental Neurorehabilitation
Glenda McLean, Catherine Hough, Arvind Sehgal, Michael Ditchfield, Graeme R Polglase, Suzanne L Miller
AIM: Fetal growth restriction (FGR) is associated with increased perinatal morbidity, mortality and long-term neurodevelopmental sequelae. The objective of this study was to examine whether information about early neurodevelopmental deficits was evident using three-dimensional head ultrasound and developmental assessments in preterm infants with FGR, compared with appropriate for gestational age (AGA) infants in the early post-natal period. METHODS: Twenty preterm FGR infants weighing <10th centile and born between 28 and 32 weeks were compared with age-matched AGA infants...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Eileen Ricci, Christa Einspieler, Alexa K Craig
AIMS: To pilot the practicality of administering the Prechtl General Movements Assessment of infants (GMA) in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) setting and at home to infants at risk for developing cerebral palsy (CP). Additional aims included assessing inter-rater reliability and comparing GMA predictions to AIMS motor assessment at 12 months. METHODS: 12 "at risk" infants were recruited by convenience sample. Video recordings were obtained in the NICU and provided by parents after discharge...
November 16, 2017: Physical & Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics
Lars Adde, Hong Yang, Rannei Sæther, Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Espen Ihlen, Jia-Yan Cao, Ragnhild Støen
BACKGROUND: Previous evidence suggests that the variability of the spatial center of infant movements, calculated by computer-based video analysis software, can identify fidgety general movements (GMs) and predict cerebral palsy. AIM: To evaluate whether computer-based video analysis quantifies specific characteristics of normal fidgety movements as opposed to writhing general movements. METHODS: A longitudinal study design was applied. Twenty-seven low-to moderate-risk preterm infants (20 boys, 7 girls; mean gestational age 32 [SD 2...
October 24, 2017: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
Joy E Olsen, Leesa G Allinson, Lex W Doyle, Nisha C Brown, Katherine J Lee, Abbey L Eeles, Jeanie L Y Cheong, Alicia J Spittle
AIM: To examine the associations between Prechtl's General Movements Assessment (GMA), conducted from birth to term-equivalent age, and neurodevelopmental outcomes at 12 months corrected age, in infants born very preterm. METHOD: One hundred and thirty-seven infants born before 30 weeks' gestation had serial GMA (categorized as 'normal' or 'abnormal') before term and at term-equivalent age. At 12 months corrected age, neurodevelopment was assessed using the Alberta Infant Motor Scale (AIMS); Neurological, Sensory, Motor, Developmental Assessment (NSMDA); and Touwen Infant Neurological Examination (TINE)...
January 2018: Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology
Iona Novak, Cathy Morgan, Lars Adde, James Blackman, Roslyn N Boyd, Janice Brunstrom-Hernandez, Giovanni Cioni, Diane Damiano, Johanna Darrah, Ann-Christin Eliasson, Linda S de Vries, Christa Einspieler, Michael Fahey, Darcy Fehlings, Donna M Ferriero, Linda Fetters, Simona Fiori, Hans Forssberg, Andrew M Gordon, Susan Greaves, Andrea Guzzetta, Mijna Hadders-Algra, Regina Harbourne, Angelina Kakooza-Mwesige, Petra Karlsson, Lena Krumlinde-Sundholm, Beatrice Latal, Alison Loughran-Fowlds, Nathalie Maitre, Sarah McIntyre, Garey Noritz, Lindsay Pennington, Domenico M Romeo, Roberta Shepherd, Alicia J Spittle, Marelle Thornton, Jane Valentine, Karen Walker, Robert White, Nadia Badawi
Importance: Cerebral palsy describes the most common physical disability in childhood and occurs in 1 in 500 live births. Historically, the diagnosis has been made between age 12 and 24 months but now can be made before 6 months' corrected age. Objectives: To systematically review best available evidence for early, accurate diagnosis of cerebral palsy and to summarize best available evidence about cerebral palsy-specific early intervention that should follow early diagnosis to optimize neuroplasticity and function...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
Miranda Campbell, Bridgette Rabbidge, Jenny Ziviani, Leanne Sakzewski
AIM: Assessing the neurodevelopmental status of infants with congenital heart disease before surgery provides a means of identifying those at heightened risk of developmental delay. This study aimed to investigate factors impacting clinical feasibility of pre-operative neurodevelopmental assessment of infants undergoing early open heart surgery. METHODS: Infants who underwent open heart surgery prior to 4 months of age participated in this cross-sectional study...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Leesa G Allinson, Lex W Doyle, Linda Denehy, Alicia J Spittle
AIMS: The primary aim of this study was to establish how many neonatal nurseries in Australia and New Zealand had a neurodevelopmental allied health team, to ascertain the disciplines involved, their qualifications and experience. The secondary aim was to evaluate which standardised neurobehavioural/neurological assessments were currently being implemented, and the existing practice in relation to their use. METHODS: A descriptive cross-sectional survey, sampling 179 eligible public and private hospital neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) and special care nurseries (SCNs) throughout Australia and New Zealand, was purpose-developed and administered electronically from the 5th April to 23rd July 2013...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health
Lars Adde, Niranjan Thomas, Hima B John, Samuel Oommen, Randi Tynes Vågen, Toril Fjørtoft, Alexander Refsum Jensenius, Ragnhild Støen
BACKGROUND: Most studies on Prechtl's method of assessing General Movements (GMA) in young infants originate in Europe. AIM: To determine if motor behavior at an age of 3 months post term is associated with motor development at 12 months post age in VLBW infants in India. METHODS: 243 VLBW infants (135 boys, 108 girls; median gestational age 31wks, range 26-39wks) were video-recorded at a median age of 11wks post term (range 9-16wks). Certified and experienced observers assessed the videos by the "Assessment of Motor Repertoire - 2-5 Months"...
November 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Stephanie So, Catherine Patterson, Anna Gold, Alaine Rogers, Christina Kosar, Nicole de Silva, Karolina Maria Burghardt, Yaron Avitzur, Paul W Wales
BACKGROUND: The survival rate of infants and children with intestinal failure is increasing, necessitating a greater focus on their developmental trajectory. AIMS: To evaluate neurodevelopmental outcomes in children with intestinal failure at 0-15months corrected age. STUDY DESIGN: Analysis of clinical, demographic and developmental assessment results of 33 children followed in an intestinal rehabilitation program between 2011 and 2014. Outcome measures included: Prechtl's Assessment of General Movements, Movement Assessment of Infants, Alberta Infant Motor Scale and Mullen Scales of Early Learning...
October 2016: Early Human Development
Fei-Fei Zang, Hong Yang, Qian Han, Jia-Yan Cao, Iris Tomantschger, Magdalena Krieber, Wei Shi, Dan-Dan Luo, Mo Zhu, Christa Einspieler
BACKGROUND: Studies on motor performance and its early markers are rare in China, especially in very low birth weight (VLBW) infants. OBJECTIVE: Apart from the assessment of the inter-scorer agreement, we aimed to analyze to what extent the motor repertoire at 10 to 18weeks postterm was related to neonatal complications, and gross and fine motor performance at 12months after term. STUDY DESIGN: Exploratory prospective study. SUBJECTS: Seventy-four VLBW infants (58 males; mean gestational age=29weeks; mean birth weight=1252g)...
September 2016: Early Human Development
Kuo-Kuang Yeh, Wen-Yu Liu, Alice May-Kuen Wong, Chia-Ying Chung, Reyin Lien, Yu-Fen Chuang
[Purpose] The aim of this study was to examine the intra-observer reliability for Prechtl's General Movements Assessment in Taiwanese infants. This includes the global General Movements Assessment, the Optimality List for Preterm General Movements and Writhing Movements, and the Assessment of Motor Repertoire-3 to 5 Months. [Subjects and Methods] Fifty-nine videos of 37 infants were observed and rated by one physical therapist twice. [Results] The intra-observer reliability ranged from good to very good for the global General Movements Assessment...
May 2016: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
Rannei Sæther, Ragnhild Støen, Torstein Vik, Toril Fjørtoft, Randi Tynes Vågen, Inger Elisabeth Silberg, Marianne Loennecken, Unn Inger Møinichen, Stian Lydersen, Lars Adde
AIM: General movement assessment (GMA) at 9-20 weeks post-term, can effectively predict cerebral palsy. Our aim was to evaluate intra-individual variability of the temporal organization of fidgety movements (FMs) in high risk infants. MATERIAL AND METHODS: 104 High risk infants (66 males) with at least two video recordings from the FMs period participated. 45 of the infants had GA <28 weeks and/or BW ≤800 g. Mean post-term age at first and second assessments was 11...
July 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Christa Einspieler, Arend F Bos, Melissa E Libertus, Peter B Marschik
Apart from motor and behavioral dysfunctions, deficits in cognitive skills are among the well-documented sequelae of preterm birth. However, early identification of infants at risk for poor cognition is still a challenge, as no clear association between pathological findings based on neuroimaging scans and cognitive functions have been detected as yet. The Prechtl General Movement Assessment (GMA) has shown its merits for the evaluation of the integrity of the young nervous system. It is a reliable tool for identifying infants at risk for neuromotor deficits...
2016: Frontiers in Psychology
Alicia J Spittle, Jennifer Walsh, Joy E Olsen, Emma McInnes, Abbey L Eeles, Nisha C Brown, Peter J Anderson, Lex W Doyle, Jeanie L Y Cheong
AIMS: The objective of this study was to generate reference values for infants born moderate preterm (MPT), late preterm (LPT) and full term (FT) for three newborn neurobehavioural/neurological examinations in the first weeks after birth. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort study to examine the expected range of values for MPT (born 32(+0) to 33(+6)), LPT (34(+0) to 36(+6)) and FT (born 37 to 42weeks' gestation) infants' performance on the Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination (HNNE), the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Network Neurobehavioural Scale (NNNS) and Prechtl's General Movements Assessment (GMA) in the first weeks after birth...
May 2016: Early Human Development
Toril Fjørtoft, Kari Anne I Evensen, Gunn Kristin Øberg, Nils Thomas Songstad, Cathrine Labori, Inger Elisabeth Silberg, Marianne Loennecken, Unn Inger Møinichen, Randi Vågen, Ragnhild Støen, Lars Adde
AIMS: To compare early motor repertoire between extremely preterm and term-born infants. An association between the motor repertoire and gestational age and birth weight was explored in extremely preterm infants without severe ultrasound abnormalities. METHODS: In a multicentre study, the early motor repertoire of 82 infants born extremely preterm (ELGAN:<28 weeks) and/or with extremely low birth weight (ELBW:<1000 g) and 87 term-born infants were assessed by the "Assessment of Motor Repertoire - 2 to 5 Months" (AMR) which is part of Prechtl's "General Movement Assessment", at 12 weeks post-term age...
March 2016: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
Katrin Mehler, Lisa Ulbrich, Sarah Börner, Alexander Joachim, Ingrid Becker, Bernhard Roth, Christoph Hünseler
BACKGROUND: Very early life pain exposure and stress induces alterations in the developing brain and leads to altered pain sensitivity. In premature infants with a history of numerous early postnatal adverse events, behavioral responsiveness and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity may show alterations as well. AIMS: We compared a multidimensional response to a painful situation (vaccination) in three month old infants. The study involved very preterm, moderate to late preterm infants and full-term infants with varying exposure to pain and stress within the first weeks of life...
March 2015: Early Human Development
Katrin Mehler, Annika Mainusch, Eva Hucklenbruch-Rother, Moritz Hahn, Christoph Hünseler, Angela Kribs
BACKGROUND: Moderately and late preterm infants represent a considerable and increasing proportion of infants cared for in neonatal departments worldwide. Parents of preterm infants are at risk of postpartal depression (PPD) and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and preterm infants are at risk of developmental impairment. AIM: This study aimed to assess (1) the incidence of parental PPD and PTSD in moderate to late preterm infants in comparison to full-term infants and (2) the influence of infants' motor repertoire assessed by Prechtl's general movements and illness severity on parental PPD and PTSD...
December 2014: Early Human Development
Kristine Hermansen Grunewaldt, Toril Fjørtoft, Knut Jørgen Bjuland, Ann-Mari Brubakk, Live Eikenes, Asta K Håberg, Gro C C Løhaugen, Jon Skranes
BACKGROUND: Extremely-low-birth-weight (ELBW) children without severe brain injury or CP are at high risk of developing deficits within cognition, attention, behavior and motor function. Assessing the quality of an infant's spontaneous motor-repertoire included in Prechtl's General-Movement-Assessment (GMA) has been shown to relate to later motor and cognitive functioning in preterm children without CP. AIMS: To investigate functional outcome and cerebral MRI morphometry at 10 years in ELBW children without CP compared to healthy controls and to examine any relationship with the quality of infant-motor-repertoire included in the GMA...
October 2014: Early Human Development
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