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BACKGROUND Neonatal seizures are often subclinical, making accurate diagnosis difficult. OBJECTIVE To describe the clinical manifestations of electrographic seizures recorded on continuous video-EEG, and to compare this description with the recognition of clinical seizures by experienced neonatal staff. METHODS Term infants, at risk of seizures, were(More)
BACKGROUND The human gastrointestinal tract (GIT) represents one of the most densely populated microbial ecosystems studied to date. Although this microbial consortium has been recognized to have a crucial impact on human health, its precise composition is still subject to intense investigation. Among the GIT microbiota, bifidobacteria represent an(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the evolution of electroencephalographic (EEG) changes after hypoxic injury. METHODS Continuous, multichannel, video-EEG was recorded for term infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, from <6 hours to 72 hours after delivery. One-hour segments at 6, 12, 24, and 48 hours of age of the EEG were analyzed visually, and neurologic(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the usability of the Nintendo Wii Fit Plus(®) (NWFP) in the treatment of balance impairment in vestibular and other neurological disease. METHODS This was a cross-sectional, quasi-experimental study. Participants (n = 26; mean age 43 ± 14, M13:F13) with quantified balance impairment took part in a 30-minute(More)
BACKGROUND Unilateral peripheral vestibular loss results in gait and balance impairment, dizziness and oscillopsia. Vestibular rehabilitation benefits patients but optimal treatment remains unknown. Virtual reality is an emerging tool in rehabilitation and provides opportunities to improve both outcomes and patient satisfaction with treatment. The Nintendo(More)
OBJECTIVE To characterise and quantify the EEG during sleep in healthy newborns in the early newborn period. METHODS Continuous multi-channel video-EEG data was recorded for up to 2 hours in normal newborns within 12 hours of birth. The total amount of active (AS) and quiet sleep (QS) was calculated in the first hour of recording. The EEG signal was(More)
OBJECTIVE To establish the prevalence and patterns of use of touch-screen technologies in the toddler population. DESIGN Parental questionnaires were completed for children aged 12 months to 3 years examining access to touch-screen devices and ability to perform common forms of interaction with touch-screen technologies. RESULTS The 82 questionnaires(More)
BACKGROUND There is increasing evidence that in utero growth has both immediate and far-reaching influence on health. Birth weight and length are used as surrogate measures of in utero growth. However, these measures poorly reflect neonatal adiposity. Air-displacement plethysmography has been validated for the measurement of body fat in the neonatal(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate any possible effect of cooling on seizure burden, the authors quantified the recorded electrographic seizure burden based on multichannel video-EEG recordings in term neonates with hypoxic-ischaemic encephalopathy (HIE) who received cooling and in those who did not. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective observational study. PATIENTS(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that quantitative EEG (qEEG) measures are associated with a grading of HIE based on the visual interpretation of neonatal EEG (EEG/HIE). METHODS Continuous multichannel video-EEG data were recorded for up to 72 h. One-hour EEG segments from each recording were visually analysed and graded by two electroencephalographers(More)