Mortality risk after neonatal seizures in very preterm newborns

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We analyzed clinical and instrumental data of 403 consecutive newborns with gestational age from 24 to 32 weeks, admitted to the University-Hospital of Parma between January 2000 and December 2007, to evaluate the possible relationship between neonatal mortality and occurrence of neonatal seizures in very preterm newborns. Seventy-four subjects died during hospital stay. Seizures were present in 35 neonates, in whom the mortality rate was 37.1%. Multivariate analysis revealed that birth-weight


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1264-1269
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number10
Early online date28 Feb 2012
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2012


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