Neonatal seizures are epileptic fits that occur during the first 28 days of life. One to two percent of all neonates in the U.S. experience seizures.1
Most neonatal seizures are due to an acute symptomatic neurologic insult. And while time-sensitive intervention is critical, neonatal seizures are difficult to diagnose by clinical bedside observation alone.
Treatments guided by clinical observations may result in overtreatment of non-epileptic events or undertreatment of unappreciated subclinical EEG seizures. For this reason, continuous EEG is a promising, clinically proven diagnostic tool in newborn intensive care units (NICUs).
Neurotech can provide NICUs with the expertise needed to provide remote cEEG monitoring through our secure portal. Our board certified pediatric neurologists provide periodic interpretations or continuous monitoring of neonatal EEG data, according to individual patient needs and hospital standards. When an event is identified, our physicians communicate directly with the NICU’s attending physician to discuss the appropriate intervention.
- Plouin P, Kaminska A. Neonatal seizures. Handb Clin Neurol.2013;111:467-76.