Intensive Care Units, Neonatal; Intensive Care, Neonatal; Neurophysiological Monitoring
My main research focus is to understand newborn brain development and neurological injury of preterm and term born infants; especially I am interested in early brain maturation (physiological and pathological) of preterm infants. Another aim of my research work is to establish reference values for different electrophysiological methods (conventional EEG, polysomnography, amplitude-integrated EEG, evoked potentials) and for different maturational ages in preterm and newborn infants. Neuromonitoring within neonatal intensive care and early detection of brain injury within preterm infants is also important to me as to analyze the ontogenity of sleep in newborns, as this is an early sign of brain integrity.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
We are working with a fully equiped neonatal neurology research lab including conventional EEG, Polysomnography, amplitude-integrated EEG, evoked potentials, Near-infrared spectroscopy and a close collaboration to neuroradiology.