Pediatric ASPECTS may be a useful tool in predicting neurologic outcomes in infants

Takeaway

  • PedASPECTS may assist with early identification of infants requiring close developmental surveillance.

Why this matters

  • Approximately one-third of newborns with symptomatic neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS) develop cerebral palsy (CP) or impaired development.

  • Current neuroimaging methods used to quantify infarct volumes are complex and
    time-consuming.

  • Less complex methods are required to identify infants at risk of poorer neuro-developmental outcomes.