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Is there anything that can be done to prevent pvl in a premature child?
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: IVH/PVH
Premature babies born at < 32 weeks gestation are at risk for periventricular hemorrhage (ivh/pvh).
Later the pvh turns into pvh (periventricular leukomalacia). There are some precautions that the neonatologists can take to lower the risk of pvh in these babies but they cannot abolish the risk. Neonates who develop high grade of ivh/pvh (generally grade iii or iv) develop pvl.

In brief: IVH/PVH
Premature babies born at < 32 weeks gestation are at risk for periventricular hemorrhage (ivh/pvh).
Later the pvh turns into pvh (periventricular leukomalacia). There are some precautions that the neonatologists can take to lower the risk of pvh in these babies but they cannot abolish the risk. Neonates who develop high grade of ivh/pvh (generally grade iii or iv) develop pvl.
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Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
In brief: Not if already born
PVL is a condition resulting from low blood flow to t he brain during pregnancy and after premature delivery.
If the child has been born and has PVL, there is no specific treatment. at the time of birth, neonatologists work as hard as possible to maintain appropriate blood pressure in the infant in an effort to prevent PVL

In brief: Not if already born
PVL is a condition resulting from low blood flow to t he brain during pregnancy and after premature delivery.
If the child has been born and has PVL, there is no specific treatment. at the time of birth, neonatologists work as hard as possible to maintain appropriate blood pressure in the infant in an effort to prevent PVL
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Dr. Michael Amster
Pediatrics
In brief: NICU research
Pvl is the thing that all nicu docs try desperately to avoid.
In very premature infants, the risk is so great that pretty much anything can predispose to an ivh (intraventricular hemorrhage) leading to pvl. Periods of low oxygen, infection, stress, low platelets, etc can lead to it. There are more, but a good nicu is already trying everything they can to avoid it.

In brief: NICU research
Pvl is the thing that all nicu docs try desperately to avoid.
In very premature infants, the risk is so great that pretty much anything can predispose to an ivh (intraventricular hemorrhage) leading to pvl. Periods of low oxygen, infection, stress, low platelets, etc can lead to it. There are more, but a good nicu is already trying everything they can to avoid it.
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