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Caffeine Increases Cerebral Cortical Activity in Preterm Infants

Authors
Journal
The Journal of Pediatrics
0022-3476
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
156
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2009.10.033

Abstract

Caffeine improves the rate of survival without neurodevelopmental disability in preterm infants. The mechanisms underlying neuroprotection are incompletely understood. In 51 preterm infants studied by amplitude-integrated electroencephalography from 2 hours before to 2 hours after intravenous caffeine administration, we found that caffeine increases amplitudes and periods of continuity.

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