Journal article

Pediatric ASPECTS predicts outcomes following acute symptomatic neonatal arterial stroke

Mark T Mackay, Nedelina Slavova, Manuela Pastore-Wapp, Sebastian Grunt, Belinda Stojanovski, Susan Donath, Maja Steinlin

Neurology | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2020


OBJECTIVE: To test the hypothesis that the Alberta Stroke Program Early Computed Tomography Score (ASPECTS) is useful in determining outcomes after neonatal arterial ischemic stroke (NAIS), we assessed accuracy of the modified pediatric ASPECTS (pedASPECTS) to predict cerebral palsy (CP), neurologic impairment, and epilepsy. METHODS: Cross-sectional study included newborns with acute NAIS whose outcomes were assessed at ≥18 months after stroke. PedASPECTS accuracy to predict outcomes was determined by sensitivity, specificity, and receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curves, and correlation between pedASPECTS and infarct volume was determined by the Spearman correlation coefficient. RESULT..

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