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Antenatal events causing neonatal brain injury in premature infants.
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PMID:  15890835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Understanding possible causes of neonatal brain injury is important for perinatal nurses because neonatal brain injury predicts subsequent infant mortality and morbidity in the premature infant. The pathogenesis of the brain injury, germinal matrix/intraventricular hemorrhage and white matter damage, is usually related to a hypoxic event. The hypoxic event may occur in utero, resulting from various conditions, such as maternal infection, maternal alcohol consumption, maternal smoking, placental bleeding disorders, maternal hypercoagulability conditions, metabolic disorders (diabetes and hyperthyroidism), and oligohydramnios. Strategies for prevention beginning before and in pregnancy are needed.
Joan Rosen Bloch
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of obstetric, gynecologic, and neonatal nursing : JOGNN / NAACOG     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0884-2175     ISO Abbreviation:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Publication Date:    2005 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-05-13     Completed Date:  2005-07-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8503123     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  358-66     Citation Subset:  IM; N    
The College of New Jersey, School of Nursing, New Jersey 08628, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / abnormalities
Brain Injuries / diagnosis,  embryology*,  nursing*,  prevention & control
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  nursing*,  prevention & control
Maternal Welfare
Neonatal Nursing / standards*
Risk Factors

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