Journal article

A review of developmental outcomes of term infants with post-asphyxia neonatal encephalopathy

Tamis W Pin, Bev Eldridge, Mary P Galea

European Journal of Paediatric Neurology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIMS: Post-asphyxia neonatal encephalopathy (NE) is one of the main causes of disabilities in term-born infants. This review attempted to investigate the developmental outcomes of term-born infants with post-asphyxia NE. METHOD: An electronic search on various databases identified 13 empirical studies against the selection criteria modified from the consensus statement from the International Cerebral Palsy Task Force. RESULTS: The overall quality of methodology of these studies was average. The random effect meta-estimate of the proportion of infants having adverse developmental outcomes such as death, cognitive impairment, sensory-motor impairments was 47% (95% CI 36-57%). Signif..

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