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Seizures in preterm

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By Dr Parikshit Deore I am a Pediatrician MD , doing private practice in my own hospital since 5 years and also has a critical care PICU AND NICU running since 3 years.
Owais Khan, Cheryl Cipriani, Chanin Wright, Edwin Crisp, Batool Kirmani
BACKGROUND: Neonatal seizures are common in the first month of life and may impair neurodevelopmental outcome. Current antiepileptic drugs used in the treatment of neonatal seizures have limited efficacy and undesirable side effects. Intravenous levetiracetam is increasingly being used in the neonatal period to treat seizures. Presently, insufficient data about the efficacy and safety of intravenous levetiracetam in preterm neonates exist. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from preterm neonates who were treated with intravenous levetiracetam at our institution between January 2007 and December 2011...
November 2013: Pediatric Neurology
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