Tag Archives: Convulsions

Who needs an EEG? part 2

I realize that I didn’t answer the question in the title of the previous post. It could even seem that I think the EEG is not a very useful monitor, as many babies were inappropriately treated even when using an … Continue reading

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Who needs an EEG?

Clinical neurologic evaluation of our patients in the NICU is limited; a careful detailed neurologic exam can only reveal so much in newborns who can’t cooperate or communicate. Many of our patients need ancillary testing to reveal what is going … Continue reading

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Seizures are bad for you

Fox CK, et al. Neonatal seizures triple the risk of a remote seizure after perinatal ischemic stroke. Neurology. 2016. This analysis of a Kaiser Permanente database had 87 children with perinatal strokes. Those who had seizures during the neonatal period had … Continue reading

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Treating seizures: bumetanide doesn’t seem to work

One of the many frustrating things in neonatology is the treatment of convulsions. As Gerry Boylan and Ronit Pressler wrote in the introductory section of the excellent issue of Seminars in Fetal and Neonatal Medicine which was all about neonatal seizures, … Continue reading

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