Neurologic assessment tool for screening preterm infants at term age

J Pediatr. 2012 Dec;161(6):1166-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.07.037. Epub 2012 Aug 19.


The screening assessment tool of the Dubowitz neonatal neurologic assessment was adapted for preterm infants. The findings identified as "warning signs" in preterm infants were identical to those found in full-term infants, suggesting that this screening tool can also be used in preterm infants at term age.

Publication types

  • Evaluation Study

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Neonatal Screening / methods*
  • Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Neurologic Examination / methods
  • Pilot Projects
  • Retrospective Studies