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Autoresuscitation: The Central Role Of Serotonin

Immediately after birth, human infants transition from an environment in which they do not have to breathe to one in which they do. Simultaneous with this transition are major changes in blood circulation that require the cardiovascular and respiratory systems – which are not fully mature at birth – to work together, under the control […]

Cerebral Blood Flow Is Altered In Premature Infants

Blood flow in key regions of newborns’ brains is different in very premature infants, according to a new prospective, observational study. The finding may represent an early warning flag for disturbed brain maturation well before such injury is visible on conventional imaging. “During the third trimester of pregnancy, the fetal brain undergoes an unprecedented growth […]