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Neonatal Neurointensive Care
Neurological monitoring in critically ill infants. Altered hemodynamics in neonates, especially in relation to prematurity, congenital heart disease, and central nervous system injury. Determination of the hemodynamic significance and effects of a patent ductus arteriosus in the preterm infant. Utilizing NIRS (near-infrared spectroscopy) and other technologies for improved monitoring in the NICU.
Cerebral Oxygenation and Autoregulation in Preterm Infants
Premature infants are at high risk for variations in blood pressure and oxygenation during
the first few days of life. The immaturity of the premature brain may further predispose
these infants to death or the development of neurologic problems. The relationship between
unstable blood pressure and oxygen levels and brain injury has not been well elucidated.
This study investigates the utility of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), a non-invasive
oxygen-measuring device, to identify preterm infants at highest risk for brain injury or
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
For more information, please contact Valerie Chock, MD, 650-723-5711.
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