20. Seizures in the Neonate
- John W. Miller MD, PhD Director, UW Regional Epilepsy Center, Professor of Neurology and Neurological Surgery3 and
- Howard P. Goodkin MD, PhD The Shure Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics, Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology4
Published Online: 10 JAN 2014
Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
How to Cite
Hartman, A. L. and Northington, F. J. (2014) Seizures in the Neonate, in Epilepsy (eds J. W. Miller and H. P. Goodkin), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118456989.ch20
University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Department of Neurology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
- Published Online: 10 JAN 2014
- Published Print: 14 FEB 2014
Print ISBN: 9781118456941
Online ISBN: 9781118456989
- amplitude integrated EEG ;
- continuous video EEG ;
The initial presentation of seizures in a neonate should in general be considered an urgent condition, requiring close monitoring and a thorough diagnostic evaluation to exclude treatable and life-threatening conditions. electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring (including continuous video–EEG and amplitude integrated EEG) remains the foundation of an accurate diagnosis of seizures but rapidly evolving neuroimaging techniques and genetic markers are expanding our ability to identify an underlying etiology. This chapter provides an overview of diagnosis and treatment of neonatal seizures. We also present a protocol for initial diagnosis and therapy for neonatal seizures used in our Neurosciences Intensive Care Nursery program.