Neonatal Electrographic Seizure Trial

Project type/s Clinical trial
Project status Currently underway

Seizures occur more commonly in the neonatal period than at any other time of life, and can lead to poor health outcomes later in life, including postneonatal epilepsy and impairments to learning, memory and cognition. Identification of seizures in neonates has been based on clinical presentation however more recently, it has been realised that many seizures are subclinical and are only identified by electrographic monitoring of the infant's brain. Consequently, neonatal electrographic seizures with or without clinical presentation are now considered to be the more accurate definition of neonatal seizures.
The aim of this research project is to treat two groups of infants diagnosed with neonatal seizures either for electrographic and clinical seizures or clinical seizures alone (standard care) and comparing the outcomes between the two groups when the infants are 2 years old.

Team Members

  • Prof Helen Liley - Team Role: Principal Investigator
  • Angela Williams - Team Role: Project Coordinator
  • Judith Macey - Team Role: Project Coordinator