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Understanding Birth Injuries

A baby’s brain is a vulnerable organ. Brain damage is a common injury, and hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (HIE), or a lack of oxygen to the brain, can often be the cause. However, there are a few other birth injuries that are lesser known. These include umbilical cord complications, trauma from instruments such as forceps and…

Intracerebral Hemorrhage Causes Substantial Risk of Seizures and Epilepsy in Babies and Children

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.