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Brain Injury in the Premature Newborn

Dr. Toby Yanowitz presents on brain injury in the premature newborn.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the main forms of brain injury in the preterm infant based on findings on cranial imaging
  • Discuss the pathogenesis of brain injury in the preterm infant
  • Identify babies at risk for neurodevelopmental squealae

Reading Resources:

  1. Brain injury in premature infants: a complex amalgam of destructive and developmental disturbances Joseph J Volpe. Lancet Neurol 2009; 8: 110–24
  2. Ultrasound abnormalities preceding cerebral palsy in high-risk preterm infants.  linda s. de vries, md, phd, inge-lot c. van haastert, ppt, ma, karin j. rademaker, md, corine koopman, md, phd, and  floris groenendaal, md, phd.  J Pediatr 2004;144:815-20
  3. Neurodevelopmental Outcome of Preterm Infants with Severe Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Therapy for Post-Hemorrhagic Ventricular Dilatation. annemieke brouwer, msc, floris groenendaal, md, phd, inge-lot van haastert, ma, karin rademaker, md, phd, patrick hanlo, md, phd, and linda de vries, md, phd. j pediatr 2008;152:648-54.


Dr. Yanowitz has no relevant relationships with proprietary entities producing health care goods or services.

All presenters disclosure of relevant financial relationships with any proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients is listed above.  No other planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.5 contact hour.

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Release Date: 3/4/2014 | Last Modified On: 5/16/2016 | Expires: 5/16/2017



Toby Yanowitz, MD, MS

Toby Yanowitz, MD, MS Toby Yanowitz, MD, MS, is a member of the UPMC Newborn Medicine Program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an assistant investigator at Magee-Womens Research Institute.
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