February 6, 2019

Seizures in Neonates Play an Important Role in the Development of Epilepsy: A Population-Based Study

Using a US nationwide claims database, researchers conducted a retrospective cohort study (January 1, 2009–December 31, 2014) to assess the impact of neonatal seizures on subsequent neurological outcomes, irrespective of the underlying etiology.

According to this population-based study, seizures in neonates seemed to play an important role in the development of epilepsy, intellectual disability and headache when covariates were observed to be equal. The results showed that the event had a detrimental impact on neurological outcomes in later life in the very early life.

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