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Heart rate changes are insensitive for detecting postasphyxial seizures in neonates.
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PMID:  17190948     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We studied heart rate (HR) changes during 169 seizures (mean 12 per patient, range 8 to 18) in 14 neonates with severe birth asphyxia. HR changes were found in 21 seizures (12.4%) in eight patients (HR increases in four, decreases in one, and both patterns in three patients), suggesting the existence of neonatal cerebral hemispheric connections with brainstem autonomic regulatory centers. HR monitoring appears to be insensitive for detecting postasphyxial neonatal seizures.
P J Cherian; J H Blok; R M Swarte; P Govaert; G H Visser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  67     ISSN:  1526-632X     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2006 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-27     Completed Date:  2007-01-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2221-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Erasmus MC, Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, University Medical Center, Dr. Molewaterplein 40, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*
Asphyxia Neonatorum / complications,  diagnosis*
Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted / methods*
Electrocardiography / methods*
Electroencephalography / methods*
Heart Rate*
Infant, Newborn
Reproducibility of Results
Seizures / diagnosis*,  etiology
Sensitivity and Specificity

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