Table 3

The association of brain pathology with different indicators of outcome in 31 neonates with seizures

MRIDiffuse pathology (n = 12)Focal pathology (n = 9)Normal ( n = 10)
DiagnosisHIE (9)3-150, CNS malformations (3)Subcortical haemorrhage (4), art. cer. media infarct (2), periventricular haemorrhage (1), cerebellar haemorrhage (1), dilated left ventricle (1)
Outcome7 died, 5 cerebral palsy3 cerebral palsy, 6 normal10 normal
Abnormal EEG1083
Apgar (5 min.)2-10, (median:9)4-10, (median:8)1-10, (median:9)
Umbilical pH6.73-7.32, (median:7.10)7.08-7.32, (median:7.14)6.80-7.43 (median:7.05)
Neonatal encephalopathy2-3, (median:3)2, (median:2)1-2, (median:2)
Abnormal ultrasonography210
Onset of seizures1-2 day, (median:1)1-3 day, (median:2)1-3 day (median:1)
  • 3-150 = for details see table 1 and 4.