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1073 Early Eeg in Infants with Hypoxic Iscaemic Encephalopathy: Possible Influences of Therapeutic Hypothermia
  1. C Llewellyn1,
  2. A Kapetanakis2,
  3. S Goyal1
  1. 1Electrophysiology
  2. 2Neonatal Medicine, Evelina Children’s Hospital Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Kings Health Partners, London, UK


Introduction Therapeutic Hypothermia (TH) is an effective neuroprotective treatment for infants with HIE. EEG remains a valuable tool that can that could assist refining neurocritical care and aid in prognosis. The impact of TH on EEG has not been elucidated.

Aim Identify any differences in EEG characteristics caused by TH in infants with Grade 2 and 3 HIE.

Methods Comparison of EEG characteristics (inter burst interval, EEG grade and prognosis) in infants treated with TH compared to infants treated before TH established as standard treatment.

Results see Table.

Abstract 1073 Table 1

EEG Findings

Conclusions There are apparent subtle differences in the EEG characteristics of infants receiving TH compared to non cooled infants. The significance of these differences need to be further studied to improve our understanding of the TH effects.

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