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The prognostic value of the EEG in asphyxiated newborns.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7793237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Peripartal asphyxia is still one of the most important factors of neonatal morbidity and mortality and accounts for the majority of non-progressive neurological deficits seen in children. A set of evaluations that may consistently predict outcome in this patient population would be valuable. The purpose of the present retrospective study was to investigate the prognostic value of the early neonatal EEG and Sarnat scoring obtained in 23 asphyxiated term newborns. All infants met strict entrance criteria, regarding asphyxia, and received standard treatment. The relationship between the Sarnat scoring, the early EEG findings, and the clinical follow up examination (at 1,5-7 years) were studied using the Pearson Correlation test and multiple regression. Our study clearly demonstrates a strong correlation between the early neonatal EEG and outcome, even regarding the prediction of minor sequelae (r = 0.79, p < 0.0001). The early neonatal EEG is more accurate in predicting the ultimate clinical outcome than the Sarnat scoring.
H B van Lieshout; J W Jacobs; J J Rotteveel; W Geven; M v't Hof
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Scandinavica     Volume:  91     ISSN:  0001-6314     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol. Scand.     Publication Date:  1995 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-07-27     Completed Date:  1995-07-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370336     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Clinical Neurophysiology, Academic Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Asphyxia Neonatorum / diagnosis*
Brain / physiopathology
Delta Rhythm
Electroencephalography / methods*
Epilepsy / diagnosis,  physiopathology
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn*
Retrospective Studies
Severity of Illness Index

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