Cerebral Palsy Model of Uterine Ischemia in Pregnant Rabbits

  • X. Ji
  • M. Derrick
  • S. Tan
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Rabbits, like humans, are perinatal brain developers. The model of uterine ischemia mimics acute placental insufficiency states in humans such as placental abruption. A detailed description of the fetal model is presented. Following fetal hypoxia-ischemia, movement disorders are observed in postnatal rabbit kits akin to those observed in cerebral palsy in humans.


Behavior Brain Dystonia Fetus Hypoxia Newborn Infant Premature Infant Ischemia Placental insufficiency Uterus. 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • X. Ji
    • 1
  • M. Derrick
    • 2
  • S. Tan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsEvanston Northwestern HealthcareEvanstonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsEvanston Northwestern Healthcare and Northwestern UniversityEvanstonUSA

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