Posture and motility in preterm infants
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Posture and motility in preterm infants a clinical approach by Laila de Groot

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Published by VU University Press in Amsterdam .
Written in English


  • Infants (Premature) -- Development.,
  • Motor ability in infants.,
  • Posture.

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Edition Notes

StatementLaila de Groot.
LC ClassificationsRJ250 .G76 1993
The Physical Object
Pagination157 p. :
Number of Pages157
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1172485M
ISBN 109053832394
LC Control Number94155847

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Posture and motility in preterm infants. Laila de Groot MCPS PhD. Corresponding Author. Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Department of Neonatology, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. * Correspondence to author at address for more papers by this by: Posture and motility in preterm infants. The neuromotor system plays a role in the postural control and variability of the intrinsic movements of all infants. In infants born preterm, immaturity of the system may lead to an asymmetrical performance and posture even when these infants are healthy [13, [29] [30] [31] [32].   At the age of 18 weeks, many preterm infants still show more asymmetries in posture and motility than term infants. To establish asymmetries of a neurological nature, such as hemiplegia, and asymmetries stemming from long immobility and static posture, differentiation should be made between lasting asymmetrical infantile reactions and those items measuring PMT and AMP.

Recent research has suggested the use of spontaneous motility as an indicator of functional integrity of the nervous system in fetuses [15] and preterm infants [17]. The data shown in this study represent a first reference for comparison with neurologically abnormal by:   To evaluate whether lying in a nest affects the posture and spontaneous movements of healthy preterm infants. Method 10 healthy preterm infants underwent serial video recording in the supine position, when lying in a nest and outside it, at three ages: 30–33 weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) (early preterm), 34–36 weeks PMA (late preterm) and 37–40 weeks PMA (term).Cited by: The infants were recorded for 1 h on their first and fourth day of life, when unstimulated in an incubator. Incidence and duration of the different body postures and motor patterns were scored during the replay of the videorecordings. The preference for the fully flexed posture of arms and legs described in the literature could not be by: modulate gastrointestinal motility in preterm infants. This article reviews the pathophysiology of gastrointestinal dysmotility and options for treatment in preterm infants. Abstract Gastrointestinal dysmotility is a common problem encountered in preterm infant due to immature control of the co-ordinated gastrointestinal Size: 41KB.

10 healthy preterm infants underwent serial video recording in the supine position, when lying in a nest and outside it, at three ages: weeks postmenstrual age (PMA) (early preterm), weeks PMA (late preterm) and weeks PMA (term).   Preterm infants frequently show a hyperextended posture of neck and trunk, a phenomenon that is also called "transient dystonia" (1,2).The hyperextended posture can be a Cited by:   Cioni G, Ferrari F, Prechtl HF () Posture and spontaneous motility in fullterm infants. Early Hum Dev – CrossRef Google Scholar Cioni G, Ferrari F, Einspieler C et al () Comparison between observation of spontaneous movements and neurologic examination in preterm infants. To test these hypotheses we evaluated posture and motility in 10 preterm infants at three ages (early preterm, late preterm and term) when placed in a nest and outside it. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Subjects Ten preterm infants (five boys and five girls; gestational age at birth 25–31 weeks (median 30 weeks); birth weight –Cited by: