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Maturation of the visual evoked response and its correlation with visual acuity in preterm infants.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4029515     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Visual evoked responses (VERs) were elicited in 70 infants with postmenstrual ages between 30 and 39 weeks. On the basis of neurological and ultrasound examinations, 30 of the infants were classed as neurologically normal and 40 as abnormal: 26 of the latter had periventricular haemorrhage. Initially the VER consisted of a negative deflection only, and the appearance of a positive wave immediately preceding the negative deflection was taken to indicate maturation of the VER. Maturation was significantly delayed in the neurologically abnormal infants, and the delay was related to the degree of neurological insult. The visual acuity of 32 infants was estimated within seven days of the VER recording. There was a correlation of 79 per cent between the VER and the data for visual acuity.
M Placzek; J Mushin; L M Dubowitz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1985 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1985-10-10     Completed Date:  1985-10-10     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  448-54     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Birth Weight
Brain Damage, Chronic / diagnosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage / diagnosis*
Cerebral Ventricles
Child Development*
Evoked Potentials, Visual*
Gestational Age
Hydrocephalus / diagnosis
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
Visual Acuity*

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