Prenatal and Transitional Pediatrics

Adré J. du Plessis, M.B.Ch.B., Chief of Prenatal and Transitional Pediatrics at Children’s National, joined the Sheikh Zayed Institute to develop non-invasive continuous neuromonitoring techniques and validate novel biomarkers of imminent brain injury.

Brain injury is a dreaded, often devastating complication of critical illness, and its impact on the quality of long-term survival offsets the advances made in the mortality of critical care. Prevention of brain injury in this population remains impeded by delayed detection of emerging brain insults until well after the window for effective intervention has closed. The results of Dr. du Plessis’s research will address this unmet medical need.