Journal article

Effects of Morphine and Midazolam on Sleep-Wake Cycling in Amplitude-Integrated Electroencephalography in Post-Surgical Neonates >= 32 Weeks of Gestational Age

Monika Olischar, Andrew J Davidson, Katherine J Lee, Rod W Hunt

NEONATOLOGY | KARGER | Published : 2012


BACKGROUND: Studies of children who undergo major non-cardiac surgery in the neonatal period are needed so that subsequent abnormal neurodevelopment can be better understood. OBJECTIVE: It was the aim of our study to describe the influence of analgesic and sedative medication on the predominant background pattern and the development of sleep-wake cycling (SWC), as measured on amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG), in newborn infants born ≥ 32 weeks' gestation after major non-cardiac surgery. METHODS: This prospective study included infants ≥ 32(+0) weeks' gestation admitted to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at The Royal Children's Hospital in Melbourne who were undergoing majo..

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