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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604486/effects-of-caffeine-on-the-preterm-brain-an-observational-study
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Laura M L Dix, Frank van Bel, Willem Baerts, Petra M A Lemmers
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Caffeine improves neurodevelopmental outcome of preterm infants. This study analyses the effects of caffeine on the neonatal brain. We hypothesized that caffeine has a neuroprotective effect through an increase in oxygen metabolism; reflected by increased cerebral oxygen extraction, electrical function, and perfusion. METHODS: Preterm infants <32 weeks gestation (GA) receiving their primary dose caffeine-base (10 mg/kg) were included. Ten minutes of stable monitoring were selected before, during, and every hour up to 6 h after caffeine...
March 28, 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579560/term-equivalent-functional-brain-maturational-measures-predict-neurodevelopmental-outcomes-in-premature-infants
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Nathalie M El Ters, Zachary A Vesoulis, Steve M Liao, Christopher D Smyser, Amit M Mathur
BACKGROUND: Term equivalent age (TEA) brain MRI identifies preterm infants at risk for adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes. But some infants may experience neurodevelopmental impairments even in the absence of neuroimaging abnormalities. OBJECTIVE: Evaluate the association of TEA amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) measures with neurodevelopmental outcomes at 24-36 months corrected age. METHODS: We performed aEEG recordings and brain MRI at TEA (mean post-menstrual age of 39 (±2) weeks in a cohort of 60 preterm infants born at a mean gestational age of 26 (±2) weeks...
April 2018: Early Human Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29472139/amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-for-seizure-detection-in-newborn-infants
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Lena Hellström-Westas
The amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) is a filtered and compressed EEG trend that can be used for long-term monitoring of brain function in patients of all ages. aEEG is increasingly used in neonatal intensive care units since several studies have shown its utility in high-risk newborn infants. Main indications for aEEG monitoring include early evaluation of brain function after perinatal asphyxia and seizure detection. The aEEG is usually recorded from one or two channels derived from parietal, central, or frontal leads...
February 13, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29439269/the-predictive-value-of-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-in-preterm-infants-for-iq-and-other-neuropsychological-outcomes-at-early-school-age
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Richelle G Middel, Nicolien Brandenbarg, Koenraad N J A Van Braeckel, Arend F Bos, Hendrik J Ter Horst
BACKGROUND: Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) is used increasingly in neonatal intensive care and seems helpful in predicting outcomes at the age of 2 years. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether early aEEG patterns in preterm infants are equally useful in predicting outcomes at early school age. METHODS: We recorded aEEG in 41 preterms (gestational age 26.0-32.9 weeks) at a median postnatal age of 9.7 h (IQR 7.0-25.3) and in 43 preterms on median day 8 (IQR 7-9)...
February 13, 2018: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29433475/benefits-of-starting-hypothermia-treatment-within-6-h-vs-6-12-h-in-newborns-with-moderate-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy
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Wen Jia, Xiaoping Lei, Wenbin Dong, Qingping Li
BACKGROUND: It has been suggested that mild hypothermia treatment of hypoxia-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) should start within 6 h after HIE, but many children are admitted to the hospital > 6 h, particularly in developing areas. We aimed to determine whether hypothermia treatment could remain effective within 12 h after birth. METHODS: According to their admission, 152 newborns were enrolled in the < 6 h and 6-12 h after HIE groups. All newborns received conventional treatment combined with mild head hypothermia therapy, according to our routine clinical practice...
February 12, 2018: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29421831/amplitude-integrated-eeg-and-cerebral-near-infrared-spectroscopy-in-cooled-asphyxiated-infants
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C K Niezen, A F Bos, D A Sival, L C Meiners, H J Ter Horst
OBJECTIVE:  To assess the predictive value of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography EEG (aEEG) and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during therapeutic hypothermia. PATIENTS AND METHODS:  We studied 39 cooled, asphyxiated infants. We assessed aEEG and calculated mean regional cerebral oxygen saturation (rcSO2 ) during and after treatment. At 30 months, we performed a neurological examination and administered the Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, 3rd edition...
February 8, 2018: American Journal of Perinatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399090/report-and-literature-review-on-two-cases-with-different-kinds-of-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease
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Chunhua Tang, Changyue Gao
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), also known as corticostriate spinal degeneration, subacute spongiform encephalopathy or infectious spongiform encephalopathy, is a type of degenerative disease of the central nervous system caused by prion protein (PrP) infection, which is the most common type of human PrP disease. CJD is genetic and infectious, and is one of the most common causes of rapid progressive dementia with rare clinical occurrence. Herein, we report the clinical conditions of 2 cases of patients with different type of CJD we treated and followed up recently, and a review of relevant literature...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29357720/severity-of-asphyxia-is-a-covariate-of-phenobarbital-clearance-in-newborns-undergoing-hypothermia
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Pavla Pokorná, Lenka Posch, Martin Šíma, Petr Klement, Ondrej Slanar, John van den Anker, Dick Tibboel, Karel Allegaert
AIM: Phenobarbital (PB) pharmacokinetics (PK) in asphyxiated newborns show large variability, not only explained by hypothermia (HT). We evaluated potential relevant covariates of PK of PB in newborns treated with or without HT for hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE). METHODS: Clearance (CL), distribution volume (Vd) and elimination half-life (t1/2 ) were calculated using one-compartment analysis. Covariates were clinical characteristics (weight, gestational age, hepatic, renal, and circulatory status), comedication and HIE severity [time to reach normal aEEG pattern (Tnorm aEEG), dichotomous, within 24 h] and asphyxia severity [severe aspyhxia = pH ≤7...
February 5, 2018: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244798/amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-during-the-first-72-hours-after-birth-in-neonates-diagnosed-prenatally-with-congenital-heart-disease
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Mirthe J Mebius, Nathalie J E Oostdijk, Sara J Kuik, Arend F Bos, Rolf M F Berger, Caterina M Bilardo, Elisabeth M W Kooi, Hendrik J Ter Horst
BACKGROUND: Little is known on amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) during the first days after birth in neonates with CHD. Our aim was, therefore, to assess electro-cortical activity using aEEG within the first 72 h after birth in neonates diagnosed prenatally with CHD, and to define independent prenatal and postnatal predictors for abnormal aEEG. METHODS: Neonates with CHD that were admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit between 2010 and 2017 were retrospectively included...
December 15, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199490/the-role-of-electroencephalogram-in-neonatal-seizure-detection
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Francesco Pisani, Elena Pavlidis
The role of EEG in neonatal seizure detection is well-established, being the multichannel video-EEG the gold standard. However, in the clinical practice often amplitude integrated EEG (aEEG) is used, in order to overcome the difficulties related to EEG use. Areas covered: An overview regarding neonatal seizures, current tools used to detect these (multichannel EEG versus aEEG) with respective strenghts and limitations, and some tools that can implement the use of multichannel EEG in the NICU. Expert commentary: Multichannel video-EEG is still a gold standard for seizure detection...
February 2018: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29197598/effect-of-sedation-on-quantitative-electroencephalography-after-cardiac-arrest
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Callie M Drohan, Alessandra I Cardi, Jon C Rittenberger, Alexandra Popescu, Clifton W Callaway, Maria E Baldwin, Jonathan Elmer
BACKGROUND: Electroencephalography (EEG) has clinical and prognostic importance after cardiac arrest (CA). Recently, interest in quantitative EEG (qEEG) analysis has grown. The qualitative effects of sedation on EEG are well known, but potentially confounding effects of sedatives on qEEG after anoxic injury are poorly characterized. We hypothesize that sedation increases suppression ratio (SR) and decreases alpha/delta ratio (ADR) and amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG), and that the magnitude of sedation effects will be associated with outcome...
March 2018: Resuscitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29176138/clinical-manifestations-and-amplitude-integrated-encephalogram-in-neonates-with-early-onset-epileptic-encephalopathy
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Li-Li Liu, Xin-Lin Hou, Dan-Dan Zhang, Guo-Yu Sun, Cong-Le Zhou, Yi Jiang, Ze-Zhong Tang, Rui Zhang, Yun Cui
BACKGROUND: The patients with early-onset epileptic encephalopathy (EOEE) suffer from neurodevelopmental delay. The aim of this study was to analyze the clinical manifestations and amplitude-integrated encephalogram (aEEG) characteristics of infants with EOEE with onset within the neonatal period, to make early diagnosis to improve the prognosis. METHODS: One-hundred and twenty-eight patients with neonatal seizure were enrolled and followed up till 1 year old. Sixty-six neonates evolved into EOEE were as the EOEE group, the other 62 were as the non-EOEE (nEOEE) group...
December 5, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095433/prospective-research-on-infants-with-mild-encephalopathy-the-prime-study
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C Prempunpong, L F Chalak, J Garfinkle, B Shah, V Kalra, N Rollins, R Boyle, K-A Nguyen, I Mir, A Pappas, P Montaldo, S Thayyil, P J Sánchez, S Shankaran, A R Laptook, G Sant'Anna
OBJECTIVE: To determine short-term outcomes of infants with evidence of hypoxia-ischemia at birth and classified as mild neonatal encephalopathy (NE) at <6 h of age. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective multicenter study. Mild NE was defined as ⩾1 abnormal category in modified Sarnat score. Primary outcome was any abnormality on early amplitude integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) or seizures, abnormal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or neurological exam at discharge...
January 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29077174/clinical-significance-of-dynamic-measurements-of-seric-tnf-%C3%AE-hmgbl-and-nse-levels-and-aeeg-monitoring-in-neonatal-asphyxia
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X-H Zhang, B-L Zhang, S-M Guo, P Wang, J-W Yang
OBJECTIVE: This study investigates the clinical value of monitoring blood levels of tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), high mobility group protein Bl (HMGBl), and neuron-specific enolase (NSE), and examining an amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) for the diagnosis and short-term prognosis of brain damage caused by neonatal asphyxia. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Sixty full-term neonates born in Yidu Central Hospital from January to December 2015 were enrolled in the study...
October 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048405/cooling-in-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-practices-and-opinions-on-minimum-standards-in-the-state-of-california
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C J Wusthoff, C L Clark, H C Glass, T K Shimotake, J Schulman, S L Bonifacio
OBJECTIVE: Although hospitals increasingly offer therapeutic hypothermia (TH), there is variable implementation of related services. We assessed current practices and opinions regarding what services should be required of centers providing TH in California. STUDY DESIGN: We surveyed neonatal intensive care unit physicians statewide regarding practices and opinions about services related to TH. RESULTS: Of the 50 participating centers (47% response rate), 66% offer TH...
January 2018: Journal of Perinatology: Official Journal of the California Perinatal Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017647/-early-evaluation-of-patients-with-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalogram-on-brain-function-prognosis-after-cardiopulmonary-cerebral-resuscitation
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Xin Dong, Huanzhang Shao, Yanan Yang, Lijie Qin, Zhisong Guo, Huifeng Zhang, Xueyan Zhang, Bingyu Qin
OBJECTIVE: To explore the characteristic of early evaluation of patients with amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) on brain function prognosis after cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation (CPCR). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the clinical data of patients with adult CPCR in intensive care unit (ICU) of Henan Provincial People's Hospital from March 2016 to March 2017 was performed. The length of stay, recovery time, acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II (APACHE II) score, aEEG and Glasgow coma scale (GCS) within 72 hours were recorded...
October 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961316/reduced-infancy-and-childhood-epilepsy-following-hypothermia-treated-neonatal-encephalopathy
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Xun Liu, Sally Jary, Frances Cowan, Marianne Thoresen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate what proportion of a regional cohort of cooled infants with neonatal encephalopathy develop epilepsy (determined by the International League Against Epilepsy [ILAE] definition and the number of antiepileptic drugs [AEDs]) up to 8 years of age. METHODS: From 2006-2013, 151 infants with perinatal asphyxia underwent 72 h cooling. Clinical and amplitude-integrated electroencepalography (aEEG) with single-channel EEG-verified neonatal seizures were treated with AEDs...
November 2017: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930990/application-of-an-amplitude-integrated-eeg-monitor-cerebral-function-monitor-to-neonates
#18
Nora Bruns, Susanne Blumenthal, Irmgard Meyer, Susanne Klose-Verschuur, Ursula Felderhoff-Müser, Hanna Müller
Amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) is an easily accessible technique to monitor the electrocortical activity in preterm and term infants in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs). This method was first used to monitor newborns after asphyxia, providing information about future neurological outcomes. The aEEG is also helpful to select newborns who benefit from cooling. The aEEG monitoring of preterm infants is becoming more widespread, as various studies have shown that neurodevelopmental outcome is related to early aEEG tracings...
September 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929527/music-exposure-and-maturation-of-late-preterm-sleep-wake-cycles-a-randomised-crossover-trial
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Adia Stokes, Alexander G Agthe, Dina El Metwally
AIM: To determine the effect of music on sleep-wake cycle (SWC) patterns in late preterm neonates. METHODS: In a masked crossover study, infants between 32 and 36 6/7 weeks gestation were randomised to music exposure either during the first six or last six hours of a 12-hour observation period. SWC characteristics were determined by continuous amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) read by two coders masked to exposure sequence. Analysis was performed in paired comparisons...
September 20, 2017: Acta Paediatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926830/a-distinctive-ictal-amplitude-integrated-electroencephalography-pattern-in-newborns-with-neonatal-epilepsy-associated-with-kcnq2-mutations
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Ana Vilan, José Mendes Ribeiro, Pasquale Striano, Sarah Weckhuysen, Lauren C Weeke, Eva Brilstra, Linda S de Vries, Maria Roberta Cilio
BACKGROUND: Recurrent and prolonged seizures are harmful for the developing brain, emphasizing the importance of early seizure recognition and effective therapy. Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) has become a valuable tool to diagnose epileptic seizures, and, in parallel, genetic etiologies are increasingly being recognized, changing the paradigm of the workup and management of neonatal seizures. OBJECTIVE: To report the ictal aEEG pattern in neonates with KCNQ2-related epilepsy...
2017: Neonatology
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