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What is the treatment for periventricular leukomalacia?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
In brief: Dr. F. discussed
acute care.
At the time of discharge from the NICu, an MRI of the brain is most predictive of outcome. The NICU will give you contact info for your state's Early Intervention Program. Enroll your baby & start services right away, even though you probably won't see any signs of motor impairment, as Occupational & Physical Therapy can minimize development of abnormal motor patterns.

In brief: Dr. F. discussed
acute care.
At the time of discharge from the NICu, an MRI of the brain is most predictive of outcome. The NICU will give you contact info for your state's Early Intervention Program. Enroll your baby & start services right away, even though you probably won't see any signs of motor impairment, as Occupational & Physical Therapy can minimize development of abnormal motor patterns.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Supportive care
The term periventricular ( next to the ventricles) leukomalacia (white matter looking soft) is an observation.
It suggests a previous injury to the area that is showing up by a change in the white mater. Treatment is supportive;maintaining nutrition, ventilation & fluids.

In brief: Supportive care
The term periventricular ( next to the ventricles) leukomalacia (white matter looking soft) is an observation.
It suggests a previous injury to the area that is showing up by a change in the white mater. Treatment is supportive;maintaining nutrition, ventilation & fluids.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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