Journal article

Single versus bihemispheric amplitude-integrated electroencephalography in relation to cerebral injury and outcome in the term encephalopathic infant

Shelly Lavery, Divyen K Shah, Rodney W Hunt, Peter M Filan, Lex W Doyle, Terrie E Inder

JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRICS AND CHILD HEALTH | WILEY | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The demand for early diagnosis and prognostication of cerebral injury in the encephalopathic term infant is increasing to facilitate appropriate management. The single-channel amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (S-aEEG) has been shown to have predictive utility for the severely encephalopathic infant. New bedside aEEG devices with more channels are entering the neonatal environment. Little data are available to compare the utility of two channels (B-aEEG) with that of an S-aEEG recording. AIM: To compare the utility of the S-aEEG and the B-aEEG in the prediction of cerebral injury, as determined by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and neurodevelopmental outcome in the ter..

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