ABSTRACT. Objectives. We tested the hypothesis that administration of magnesium sulfate in labor protects against the development of neonatal brain lesions and cerebral palsy (CP) in low birth weight infants.Methods. Magnesium exposure was ascertained in a population-based cohort of 1105 infants weighing 2000 g or less through review of medical records of maternal magnesium sulfate administration and, where available, elevated maternal serum magnesium levels. Neonatal germinal matrix/intraventricular hemorrha…
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