Neuroprotective approaches: Before and after delivery

Lina F. Chalak, Dwight J. Rouse

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Infants born preterm are especially vulnerable to cerebral palsy, the risk of which is inversely proportional to gestational age at birth. The contribution of prematurity to the overall burden of cerebral palsy is substantial. This article reviews and discusses potential antenatal and postnatal neuroprotective approaches targeted at the numerous risk factors associated with cerebral palsy among preterm infants, including magnesium sulfate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)455-470
Number of pages16
JournalClinics in Perinatology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2011


  • Cerebral palsy
  • Low birth weight
  • Magnesium sulfate
  • Neuroprotection
  • Prematurity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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