Seizures in the Neonate

Adam L. Hartman, Frances J. Northington

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The initial presentation of seizures in a neonate should in general be considered an urgent condition, requiring close monitoring and a thorough diagnostic evaluation to exclude treatable and life-threatening conditions. electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring (including continuous video-EEG and amplitude integrated EEG) remains the foundation of an accurate diagnosis of seizures but rapidly evolving neuroimaging techniques and genetic markers are expanding our ability to identify an underlying etiology. This chapter provides an overview of diagnosis and treatment of neonatal seizures. We also present a protocol for initial diagnosis and therapy for neonatal seizures used in our Neurosciences Intensive Care Nursery program.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEpilepsy
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781118456989
ISBN (Print)9781118456941
StatePublished - Mar 17 2014


  • Amplitude integrated EEG
  • Continuous video EEG
  • EEG
  • Neonate
  • Neuroimaging
  • Seizures

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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