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Recent Results and Future Challenges in the Assessment of Fetal Brain Function

Asim Kurjak, Milan Stanojevic, Panagiotis Antsaklis

Keywords : Cerebral palsy, KANET test, Prenatal neurology, Structure and function of fetal brain

Citation Information : Kurjak A, Stanojevic M, Antsaklis P. Recent Results and Future Challenges in the Assessment of Fetal Brain Function. Donald School J Ultrasound Obstet Gynecol 2021; 15 (1):10-37.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10009-1682

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-03-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Clinical and epidemiological studies have revealed that cerebral palsy (CP) most often results from prenatal rather than perinatal or postnatal causes. Currently, although the momentous advances in prenatal and perinatal care, there is no mean to identify or expect the development of these disorders. Therefore, the development of diagnostic strategies to avoid and condense the saddle of perinatal brain damage has to turn into one of the most imperative tasks of contemporary perinatal medicine. The application of the new neurobehavioral test KANET might improve our understanding of prenatal neurodevelopmental events and possibly antenatal detection of CP and other neurological diseases.


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