Bridging the gap between early corpus callosal growth and neurodevelopmental outcome in infants born very preterm

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Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, April 2017  — The incidence of preterm birth is rising and is recognized to be associated with a marked increase in the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes later in childhood. A pressing need has therefore emerged to develop new techniques that can accurately identify high-risk infants.

Mapping Brain in Preemies May Predict Later Disability

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AAN.com Press Release, Jan. 18, 2017 — Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the baby will have disabilities later, according to a new study published in the online issue of Neurology®.

Congenital Heart Disease: From Surviving to Thriving

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SickKids Breakthrough. Spring 2016 Newsletter, Issue 2 — Dr. Mike Seed and Dr. Steven Miller have seen the effect that spectacular advances in surgery for babies with congenital heart disease have made. The surgery works. More babies survive. It’s their mission to see that babies do more than survive. They want to see them thrive.

A brighter future for children with brain-based disabilities

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MUHC Public Affairs, April 6, 2016 — The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network named CHILD-BRIGHT that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities and their families.

Midazolam Exposure May Impair Hippocampal Growth in Preemies

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NeurologyAdvisor, Shannon Aymes, MD.  January 18, 2016 — Higher exposure to midazolam in very preterm babies is linked to impaired hippocampal growth and lower cognitive scores, according to data published in the Annals of Neurology.

Preemies at significant risk of neurodevelopmental problems: study

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CTVNews, Helen Branswell, August 26, 2013 — Children born extremely pre-term have a substantial likelihood of developing moderate to severe neurodevelopmental impairments, a new Canadian study suggests.

A Strong Heart for the Brain's Healthy Start

Here are some highlight papers from the NeoNs group. Please see our Team page for links to more complete lists of publications.