TITLE

Seizures -- Neonatal

AUTHOR(S)
Snodgrass, G. J. A. I.
PUB. DATE
October 1974
SOURCE
Journal of Learning Disabilities;Oct1974, Vol. 7 Issue 8, p487
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents suggestions for the recognition of seizures in individual newborn patients. The recognition of seizures in newborn infants, suggestively, differ qualitatively from those seen in older infants. According to the author, these events are often only observed by members of the nursing staff, who may be inexperienced in distinguishing them from "jitteriness" or "tremulousness." Neonatal seizures are rarely fatal in themselves. An earnest search, suggestively, must be made for the cause of the seizures rather than too easily ending enquiry by labeling them "idiopathic." Based on findings of a recent research, it is suggested that, the prognosis of neonatal seizures depends mainly upon the initial cause. Pyridoxine-dependent seizures respond within two minutes to intravenous pyridoxine. Isolated hypocalcemia carries a virtual 100% certainty for normal neurological development, although dental abnormalities seem to be almost inevitable. Treatment of seizures, suggestively, should first be directed at establishing a cause as quickly as possible and taking appropriate action.
ACCESSION #
18962895

 

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