Author Affiliations: Department of Pediatrics (Dr Tyson) and Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (Dr Gilstrap), University of Texas Medical School, Houston.
Advances in maternal-fetal medicine and neonatology have resulted in
dramatic reductions in the mortality of high-risk infants. Unfortunately,
there has been no progress in reducing the prevalence of cerebral palsy (CP),1 a group of nonprogressive motor impairment syndromes
caused by lesions of the brain arising in early development. In the United
States, more than 100 000 people younger than 18 years are disabled by
CP.2 The human and financial costs remain extremely
Tyson JE, Gilstrap LC. Hope for Perinatal Prevention of Cerebral Palsy. JAMA. 2003;290(20):2730-2732. doi:10.1001/jama.290.20.2730