When infants and children suffer an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), there is substantial risk of seizures and epilepsy. Many seizures that follow ICH can only be detected on an EEG. Thus, routine EEG monitoring of children with ICH is essential. Elevated intracranial pressure (ICP) is a risk factor for seizures and epilepsy and should therefore be promptly treated.
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Revolutionary technology may be able to instantly detect seizures in babies and prevent brain damage
A groundbreaking study of a device that has the potential to instantly detect seizure activity in a newborn began this month. Instant detection of seizures, which often have no outward symptoms, can lead to prompt intervention and treatment of the seizure activity. This could prevent much of the brain damage - and even death - caused by seizures. Indeed, the device, called cot-side technology, may save a lot of lives.
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