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BAEPs in infants with myelomeningocele and later development of Chiari II malformation-related brainstem dysfunction.
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PMID:  8050624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Thirty-seven infants with myelomeningocele received brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs) at a median age of eight days. No infant had brainstem dysfunction at the time of testing. Median follow-up was at 30 months. Of 12 infants who subsequently developed brainstem dysfunction at a median age of three months, 11 had had abnormal neonatal BAEPs. In contrast, only 10 of 25 infants who did not develop brainstem dysfunction had abnormal BAEPs. The mean average I-V interpeak latencies was greater among those who developed symptoms than among those who did not. Neonatal BAEPs can identify a group of asymptomatic infants with myelomeningocele who need close follow-up for the subsequent development of brainstem dysfunction.
G Worley; C W Erwin; J M Schuster; Y Park; O B Boyko; M L Griebel; E R Weidman; R A Radtke; W J Oakes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental medicine and child neurology     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0012-1622     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-09-08     Completed Date:  1994-09-08     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0006761     Medline TA:  Dev Med Child Neurol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  707-15     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC 27710.
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MeSH Terms
Arnold-Chiari Malformation / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Brain Stem / abnormalities*,  physiopathology
Evoked Potentials, Auditory, Brain Stem*
False Positive Reactions
Infant, Newborn
Median Nerve / physiopathology
Meningomyelocele / physiopathology*
Predictive Value of Tests
Reproducibility of Results
Sensitivity and Specificity

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