Document Detail

Auditory ERPs reveal brain dysfunction in infants with plagiocephaly.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12140415     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
It is suspected that the developmental delay in school-aged children diagnosed as infants suffering from plagiocephaly is caused by the modification of the skull form. To detect possible cognitive impairment in these children, we examined auditory ERPs to tones in infant patients. The infants with plagiocephaly exhibited smaller amplitudes of the P150 and the N250 responses to tones than healthy controls. Differences between the patients and control subjects indicate that already at this early age the presence of the plagiocephalic skull signals compromise of brain functioning. The present data suggest that most of the plagiocephalic infants have an elevated risk of auditory processing disorders. In the current study we demonstrated, for the first time, that the central sound processing, as reflected by ERPs, is affected in children with plagiocephaly.
Polina Balan; Elena Kushnerenko; Pelle Sahlin; Minna Huotilainen; Risto Näätänen; Jyri Hukki
Related Documents :
10218175 - Primary sternal osteomyelitis in infants: a report of two cases.
2109675 - Neonatal scabies.
15102645 - Cortisol and growth hormone responses to spontaneous hypoglycaemia in infants and child...
19633525 - Renal and miliary tuberculosis in an internationally adopted infant.
951895 - Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) cardiopulmonary support in infancy.
16370405 - An approach to the postpartum office visit.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of craniofacial surgery     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1049-2275     ISO Abbreviation:  J Craniofac Surg     Publication Date:  2002 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-07-25     Completed Date:  2002-10-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9010410     Medline TA:  J Craniofac Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  520-5; discussion 526     Citation Subset:  D    
Cognitive Brain Research Unit, Department of Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Brain / growth & development,  physiopathology*
Case-Control Studies
Cognition Disorders / etiology
Cranial Sutures / abnormalities
Craniosynostoses / complications,  physiopathology*
Evoked Potentials, Auditory / physiology*
Eye Movements / physiology
Frontal Bone / abnormalities
Occipital Bone / abnormalities
Parietal Bone / abnormalities
Reaction Time / physiology
Risk Factors
Statistics as Topic

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Surgical treatment of aplasia cutis congenita of the scalp associated with bilateral coronal synosto...
Next Document:  Mandibular distraction in the absence of an ascending ramus and condyle.