Decline in cerebral palsy diagnoses in premature infants suggests improvements in perinatal care

Saturday, March 5, 2011 - 08:30 in Health & Medicine

Cerebral palsy is a neurodevelopmental condition that affects motor function, more often in children born prematurely. Because cerebral palsy is a result of brain injury received shortly before, during, or soon after birth, the number of infants being diagnosed with the condition is a good indicator of the quality of perinatal and neonatal care. Rates of cerebral palsy have declined dramatically in the past 15 years.

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