Predictive Value of Early A-EEG in HIE Outcome

J Gordon Millichap
2011 Pediatric Neurology Briefs  
only 33% of infants were scanned between 2 and 7 days, the optimum time for parents and caregivers to make decisions to limit treatment. In the Hammersmith hospital, the decision to withdraw intensive care was based on the history, clinical state, cranial ultrasound findings, EEG data, as well as lesions seen on the MRI scan. Brainstem injury had a similar predictive value for death in infants who died early, after withdrawal of intensive care, or later. PREDICTIVE VALUE OF EARLY A-EEG IN HIE
more » ... ARLY A-EEG IN HIE OUTCOME Researchers at Wayne State University and other US Pediatric Centers examined the predictive value of the early amplitude integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) and stage of encephalopathy among infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) eligible for whole-body hypothermia. Neonates were enrolled prospectively if moderate or severe HIE occurred at <6 hours, and a 30-minute aEEG was obtained at <9 hours of
doi:10.15844/pedneurbriefs-25-8-2 fatcat:vibek45rmfe6hkwjvegjlaqdae