Rewarming therapy can cause seizures in newborns

Rebound seizures during rewarming period may be a significant clue for future seizure outcome. Are seizures more likely to occur during rewarming after hypothermia, and are they are associated with abnormal outcomes is yet to be investigated.

A new prespecified cohort study by Dr Lina F. Chalak, MD, MSCS and team revealed that higher odds of electrographic seizure during the rewarming phase after hypothermia was associated with increased risk of death or disability at 2-year follow-up.

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Rewarming After Cooling Therapy Can Trigger Seizures In Oxygen Deprived Newborns: JAMA