Use of amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) and near infrared spectroscopy findings in neonates with asphyxia during selective head cooling

Gucuyener K., Beken S. , Ergenekon E., Soysal S., Hirfanoglu I., Turan O., ...More

BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT, vol.34, no.4, pp.280-286, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.braindev.2011.06.005
  • Title of Journal : BRAIN & DEVELOPMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-286


Background: Amplitude-integrated electroencephalogram (aEEG) at <6 h is the best single outcome predictor in term infants with perinatal asphyxia at normothermia. Hypothermia treatment has changed the cutoff values for outcome prediction by using time at onset of normal trace and SWC. Cerebral hemodynamics and oxygenation changes detected by near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) during hypothermia treatment in aphyxiated neonates are not a well known issue.