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Prediction of the prognosis in neonatal asphyxia by photo-evoked eyelid microvibration.
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PMID:  1892224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Neonatal asphyxia causes hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy and may damage the central nervous system. We studied neonatal asphyxia with photo-evoked eyelid microvibration (PEMV) which is a blink reflex elicited by photic stimuli. The latency of PEMV changed according to the severity of encephalopathy and the degree of unconsciousness. All of the neonate who had showed disappearance of PEMV died. When the prolonged latency persisted, the infant had a strong probability of sustaining neurological sequelae. PEMV provides useful information for predicting the outcome of neonatal asphyxia.
A Yasuhara; A Hori; T Hatanaka; H Yoshida; T Sugimoto; Y Kobayashi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Brain & development     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0387-7604     ISO Abbreviation:  Brain Dev.     Publication Date:  1991  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-17     Completed Date:  1991-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909235     Medline TA:  Brain Dev     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  82-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / physiopathology*
Eyelids / physiopathology*
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / physiopathology
Photic Stimulation / methods

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