Lost in transition: a systematic review of neonatal electroencephalography in the delivery room - Are we forgetting an important biomarker for newborn brain health?

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dc.contributor.author Finn, Daragh
dc.contributor.author Dempsey, Eugene M.
dc.contributor.author Boylan, Geraldine B.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-26T11:39:22Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-26T11:39:22Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Finn, D., Dempsey, E. M. and Boylan, G. B. (2017) 'Lost in transition: a systematic review of neonatal electroencephalography in the delivery room - Are we forgetting an important biomarker for newborn brain health?', Frontiers in Pediatrics, 5, 173 (8pp). doi: 10.3389/fped.2017.00173 en
dc.identifier.volume 5
dc.identifier.issn 2296-2360
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4804
dc.identifier.doi 10.3389/fped.2017.00173
dc.description.abstract Background: Electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring is routine in neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) for detection of seizures, neurological monitoring of infants following perinatal asphyxia, and increasingly, following preterm delivery. EEG monitoring is not routinely commenced in the delivery room (DR). Objectives: To determine the feasibility of recording neonatal EEG in the DR, and to assess its usefulness as a marker of neurological well-being during immediate newborn transition. Methods: We performed a systematic stepwise search of PubMed using the following terms: infant, newborns, neonate, DR, afterbirth, transition, and EEG. Only human studies describing EEG monitoring in the first 15 min following delivery were included. Infants of all gestational ages were included. Results: Two original studies were identified that described EEG monitoring of newborn infants within the DR. Both prospective observational studies used amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) monitoring and found it feasible in infants >34 weeks' gestation; however, technical challenges made it difficult to obtain continuous reliable data. Different EEG patterns were identified in uncompromised newborns and those requiring resuscitation. Conclusion: EEG monitoring is possible in the DR and may provide an objective baseline measure of neurological function. Further feasibility studies are required to overcome technical challenges in the DR, but these challenges are not insurmountable with modern technology. en
dc.description.sponsorship Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre Award (INFANT-12/RC/2272) en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Frontiers Media S.A. en
dc.relation.uri http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fped.2017.00173/full
dc.rights © 2017, Finn, Dempsey and Boylan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. en
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Newborn en
dc.subject Electroencephalography en
dc.subject Neuro monitoring en
dc.subject Delivery room en
dc.subject Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy en
dc.subject Prematurity en
dc.subject Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy en
dc.subject Amplitude integrated eeg en
dc.subject Cerebral blood flow en
dc.subject Full term infants en
dc.subject Emergency cardiovascular care en
dc.subject Regional oxygen saturation en
dc.subject Near infrared spectroscopy en
dc.subject Preterm infants en
dc.subject Fetal sheep en
dc.subject Cardiopulmonary resuscitation en
dc.title Lost in transition: a systematic review of neonatal electroencephalography in the delivery room - Are we forgetting an important biomarker for newborn brain health? en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Geraldine Boylan, Paediatrics & Child Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: g.boylan@ucc.ie en
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dc.description.version Published Version en
dc.internal.wokid WOS:000407595200001
dc.contributor.funder Science Foundation Ireland
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Frontiers in Pediatrics en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.boylan@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress g.dempsey@ucc.ie
dc.identifier.articleid 173
dc.relation.project info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/SFI/SFI Research Centres/12/RC/2272/IE/Irish Centre for Fetal and Neonatal Translational Research (INFANT)/


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© 2017, Finn, Dempsey and Boylan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © 2017, Finn, Dempsey and Boylan. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.
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