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Arterial blood pressure elevations during motor activity and epileptic seizures in the newborn.
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PMID:  539403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In nine distressed newborn infants, mean aortic blood pressure and motor activity were recorded continuously during the first two or three days of life. Six of the infants had been asphyxiated at birth, the remainder having idiopathic respiratory distress only. The results showed that mean arterial blood pressure varies synchronously with motor activity, reaching maximum values much higher than previously suspected: about 90 or 100 mmHg were recorded in several infants. In three cases focal and/or generalized epileptic seizures occurred during the recording. It was found that in these circumstances too blood pressure increases dramatically, even if the motor component of the seizure is insignificant.
H C Lou; B Friis-Hansen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica Scandinavica     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0001-656X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Publication Date:  1979 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-05-14     Completed Date:  1980-05-14     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0000211     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  803-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Apgar Score
Asphyxia Neonatorum / physiopathology
Blood Pressure*
Epilepsy / physiopathology*
Gestational Age
Infant, Low Birth Weight
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Newborn, Diseases / physiopathology*
Motor Activity / physiology*
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / physiopathology*

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