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Clin Perinatol. 2006 Sep;33(3):573-91, v.

Mechanisms of injury to the newborn brain.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, Division of Neonatology, St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Front and Erie Streets, Philadelphia, PA 19134, USA. Karen.Fritz@drexelmed.edu

Abstract

Preterm and ill term infants are at risk for brain injury and subsequent neurodevelopmental delay as a result of many perinatal factors. Outlined in this article are the basic science mechanisms by which hypoxia, hypocapnia, and hypercapnia may result in neuronal injury in the newborn brain.

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