Neurological assessment of the preterm infant

Acta Paediatr. 1996 Jul;85(7):765-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1651-2227.1996.tb14149.x.


Coinciding with improved overall management of the very preterm infant, more techniques have become available to assess the neurological well-being of these high-risk infants. An overview is given of the different techniques which are now used in many neonatal intensive care units, and their value in predicting neurodevelopmental outcome is discussed. Attention is mainly focused on cranial ultrasound, electroencephalography and the different evoked potential modalities.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Central Nervous System Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods
  • Electroencephalography / instrumentation
  • Electroencephalography / methods
  • Evoked Potentials
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Intensive Care, Neonatal / methods*
  • Neurologic Examination / methods*