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The aim of this review is to focus on the nosological classification of neonatal "convulsions", to precise the underlying aetiologies and the prognosis, and to propose diagnostic and therapeutical approach. Seizures may be epileptic or not, they may be occasional, part of an epilepsy syndrome or associated to a metabolic disease. Electroencephalography(More)
Background: The increasing survival of very low birthweight babies and the improvement of their management are not associated with a decreased incidence of cerebral palsy (CP). Among many risk factors, postnatal systemic steroids have been pointed out by clinical and experimental studies. The aim of this work is to explore the relationship between these(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to analyze the time course of cardiovascular effects in glucocorticoid-treated premature infants with bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD). METHODS In a retrospective case study, 63 ventilator-dependent very-low-birth-weight neonates (mean gestational age = 27.9 +/- 2 weeks and mean birth weight = 920 +/- 275 g) treated(More)
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