Influence of Environment and Experience on Brain Development and Outcome in the Preterm Infant
Miami Neonatology 2015: Annual International Conference
Terrie E. Inder, MD
, Department of Pediatric Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts, provides an overview of factors that may alter brain development in the preterm infant. In addition to severe brain injury, increasing evidence indicates that a preterm infant’s experience in the neonatal intensive care unit impacts neurodevelopment and later outcomes.
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