Early somatosensory evoked potentials in preterm infants: their prognostic utility.

@article{Ekert1997EarlySE,
  title={Early somatosensory evoked potentials in preterm infants: their prognostic utility.},
  author={Paul G Ekert and Matthew J. Taylor and Nancy Keenan and J E Boulton and Hilary E. Whyte},
  journal={Biology of the neonate},
  year={1997},
  volume={71 2},
  pages={83-91}
}
We hypothesized that somatosensory evoked potentials (SEPs) recorded early in the course of a preterm infant life would be predictive of long-term neurodevelopmental outcome. We recorded unilateral, median nerve SEPs in 88 preterm infants twice in the first 3 weeks of life (SEP1 and SEP2). We found both SEP1 and SEP2 to be significantly associated with the presence of periventricular leukomalacia on head ultrasound (p = 0.04 and p = 0.02 for SEP1 and SEP2, respectively). Both SEP1 and SEP2 were… CONTINUE READING