Affiliation: Harvard University
- A three-center, randomized, controlled trial of individualized developmental care for very low birth weight preterm infants: medical, neurodevelopmental, parenting, and caregiving effectsHeidelise Als
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
J Dev Behav Pediatr 24:399-408. 2003..Quality of care was measurably improved. Very low birth weight infants and their parents, across diverse settings, may benefit from individualized developmental care...
- School-age effects of the newborn individualized developmental care and assessment program for preterm infants with intrauterine growth restriction: preliminary findingsGloria McAnulty
Department of Psychiatry, Neurobehavioral Infant and Child Studies, Enders Pediatric Research Laboratories, EN 107, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, 320 Longwood Avenue, 02115, Boston, MA, USA
BMC Pediatr 13:25. 2013..The current study tested effectiveness into school-age for preterms with intrauterine growth restriction regarding executive function (EF), electrophysiology (EEG) and neurostructure (MRI)...
- Effects of the Newborn Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment Program (NIDCAP) at age 8 years: preliminary dataGloria B McAnulty
Departments of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Children s Hospital Boston, 320 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Clin Pediatr (Phila) 49:258-70. 2010..Neurobehavioral and physiological results in the newborn period successfully predicted the beneficial brain function effects at age 8 years. Results support the conclusion that the NIDCAP intervention has lasting effects into school age...
- Displacement of brain regions in preterm infants with non-synostotic dolichocephaly investigated by MRIAndrea U J Mewes
Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Neuroimage 36:1074-85. 2007..We concluded that the validity of a Talairach parcellation scheme is compromised and may lead to a miscalculation of regional brain volumes and inconsistent parcel contents when comparing infant populations with divergent head shapes...
- Regional brain development in serial magnetic resonance imaging of low-risk preterm infantsAndrea U J Mewes
Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis St, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Pediatrics 118:23-33. 2006..In this study, we investigated serial MRI of low-risk preterm infants with the aim to identify regions of altered brain development...
- Early experience alters brain function and structureHeidelise Als
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Children s Hospital Boston, Pediatric Research Laboratories, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Pediatrics 113:846-57. 2004..To investigate the effects of early experience on brain function and structure...
- The frequency modulated auditory evoked response (FMAER), a technical advance for study of childhood language disorders: cortical source localization and selected case studiesFrank H Duffy
Department of Neurology, Boston Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
BMC Neurol 13:12. 2013..This report's purpose is to facilitate clinical use by explaining analytic pitfalls, demonstrating sites of cortical origin, and illustrating potential utility...
- The Assessment of Preterm Infants' Behavior (APIB): furthering the understanding and measurement of neurodevelopmental competence in preterm and full-term infantsHeidelise Als
Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School and Neurobehavioral Infant and Child Studies, Enders Pediatric Research Laboratories, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Ment Retard Dev Disabil Res Rev 11:94-102. 2005..The APIB has well established inter-rater-reliability, concurrent and construct validity, and is clinically relevant for behavioral intervention and individually appropriate and supportive care...
- The relationship of Asperger's syndrome to autism: a preliminary EEG coherence studyFrank H Duffy
Department of Neurology, Boston Children s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
BMC Med 11:175. 2013..To date, no clear biomarkers have reliably distinguished ASP and ASD populations. This study uses EEG coherence, a measure of brain connectivity, to explore possible neurophysiological differences between ASP and ASD...
- Individualized developmental care improves the lives of infants born pretermSamantha Butler
Neurobehavioral Infant and Child Studies, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Acta Paediatr 97:1173-5. 2008
- A stable pattern of EEG spectral coherence distinguishes children with autism from neuro-typical controls - a large case control studyFrank H Duffy
Department of Neurology, Children s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
BMC Med 10:64. 2012..However, genetic-, MRI- and/or EEG-based diagnostic tests are not yet available. The varied study results likely reflect methodological and population differences, small samples and, for EEG, lack of attention to group-specific artifact...
- Preemie abandonment? Multidisciplinary experts consider how to best meet preemies needs at "preterm infants: a collaborative approach to specialized care" roundtableHeidelise Als
Harvard Medical School Children s Hospital, Boston, USA
Mod Healthc 37:17-24. 2007....
- Infant EEG spectral coherence data during quiet sleep: unrestricted principal components analysis--relation of factors to gestational age, medical risk, and neurobehavioral statusFrank H Duffy
Boston Chidren s Hospital, Developmental Neurophysiology Laboratory, Department of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
Clin Electroencephalogr 34:54-69. 2003....