You could be reading the full-text of this article now if you...

If you have access to this article through your institution,
you can view this article in

Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy in Near-term and Term Infants

SHANKARAN, SEETHA MD

Clinical Obstetrics & Gynecology:
doi: 10.1097/GRF.0b013e3181870c35
Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment of Cerebral Palsy
Abstract

The incidence, risk factors, and etiology of cerebral palsy (CP) are reviewed based on evidence-based data. Current methods for diagnosing risk for brain injury, including neuroimaging data on CP in this group of infants are presented. Prevention of CP in term and near-term infants currently seems to be promising with neuroprotection with hypothermia for neonatal encephalopathy secondary to presumed acute hypoxic-ischemia at birth. Treatment of CP based on evidenced-based data will be reviewed.

Author Information

Children's Hospital of Michigan and Hutzel Women's Hospital, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan

Correspondence: Seetha Shankaran, MD, Children's Hospital of Michigan, 3901 Beaubien, 4 H 46, Detroit, MI, 48201. E-mail: sshankar@med.wayne.edu

© 2008 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.