Behavioral states observations were carried out in 12 hydrocephalic fetuses by means of a computerized system. Recordings of behavioral parameters, including fetal heart rate, gross body movements, breathing movements and eye movements, were performed at 2-week intervals from 30 weeks of gestation onwards. The hydrocephalic fetuses showed quantitative and qualitative differences in their motor behavior in comparison to healthy fetuses of equivalent gestational age. Similarly the appearance of behavioral states was delayed in hydrocephalic fetuses. Furthermore, an increased discordance between the behavioral parameters was evidenced. The degree of discordance seems to be related to the severity of neonatal outcome suggesting a possible estimation of CNS dysfunction by means of behavioral state analysis.

This content is only available via PDF.
Copyright / Drug Dosage / Disclaimer
Copyright: All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated into other languages, reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, microcopying, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher.
Drug Dosage: The authors and the publisher have exerted every effort to ensure that drug selection and dosage set forth in this text are in accord with current recommendations and practice at the time of publication. However, in view of ongoing research, changes in government regulations, and the constant flow of information relating to drug therapy and drug reactions, the reader is urged to check the package insert for each drug for any changes in indications and dosage and for added warnings and precautions. This is particularly important when the recommended agent is a new and/or infrequently employed drug.
Disclaimer: The statements, opinions and data contained in this publication are solely those of the individual authors and contributors and not of the publishers and the editor(s). The appearance of advertisements or/and product references in the publication is not a warranty, endorsement, or approval of the products or services advertised or of their effectiveness, quality or safety. The publisher and the editor(s) disclaim responsibility for any injury to persons or property resulting from any ideas, methods, instructions or products referred to in the content or advertisements.
You do not currently have access to this content.