Neonatal seizures. I. Correlation of prenatal and perinatal events with outcomes.

@article{Holden1982NeonatalSI,
  title={Neonatal seizures. I. Correlation of prenatal and perinatal events with outcomes.},
  author={Kenton Roy Holden and E. David Mellits and J. M. Freeman},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1982},
  volume={70 2},
  pages={165-76}
}
A review of 277 newborns with neonatal seizures enrolled in the Collaborative Perinatal Project revealed a mortality of 34.8%. Of the 181 survivors, most followed up to age 7 years, 70% were normal. Thus, despite the fact that seizures are a major indicator of perinatal asphyxia and a predictor of subsequent neurologic deficit, most infants with neonatal seizures who survived did well. Thirteen percent had cerebral palsy, 19% had an IQ less than 70, and 20% had epilepsy. Thirteen percent of… CONTINUE READING