The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development is a gold standard series of behavioural assessments used by clinicians and researchers to assess the developmental functioning of young children. This paper aims to discuss how to pick an appropriate developmental assessment and outlines indications for the use of the Bayley-III in comparison with other commonly used tools for the assessment of development in children. It discusses the value of the Bayley-III and some of its limitations.
A machine-learning algorithm for neonatal seizure recognition: a multicentre, randomised, controlled trial, Andreea M Pavel, Janet M Rennie, Linda S de Vries, Mats Blennow, Adrienne Foran, Divyen K Shah, Ronit M Pressler, Olga Kapellou, Eugene M Dempsey, Sean R Mathieson, Elena Pavlidis, Alexander C van Huffelen, Vicki Livingstone, Mona C Toet, Lauren C Weeke, Mikael Finder, Subhabrata Mitra, Deirdre M Murray, William P Marnane, Geraldine B Boylan
Despite the availability of continuous conventional electroencephalography (cEEG), accurate diagnosis of neonatal seizures is challenging in clinical practice. Algorithms for decision support in the recognition of neonatal seizures could improve detection. We aimed to assess the diagnostic accuracy of an automated seizure detection algorithm called Algorithm for Neonatal Seizure Recognition (ANSeR).
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) during the first few days of life can be used to assess brain injury in neonates with neonatal encephalopathy for outcome prediction. The goal of this review was to identify specific white matter tracts of interest that can be quantified by DTI as being altered in neonates with this condition, and to investigate its potential prognostic ability.
SNI (Severe Neurological Impairment) is a term used widely in medical literature and this review demonstrates that there is wide variation in how it is applied. With the introduction of Core Outcome Sets and Reporting Guidelines, there is an emphasis on having a uniform definition of a patient cohort. An improved definition will provide better accuracy in assessing prevalence, conducting research, planning medical resources and evaluating outcomes.
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Coagulation Profiles Are Associated with Early Clinical Outcomes in Neonatal Encephalopathy. Sweetman D, Kelly LA, Zareen Z, Nolan B, Murphy J, Boylan G, Donoghue V, Molloy EJ.
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Parental involvement in a multidisciplinary PhD programme in neonatal brain injury: Eleanor J. Molloy, Mandy Daly, Paul Ryan, Sabina BrennanElaine Ni Bhraonain, Geraldine Boylan,
Parental and patient and public involvement (PPI) involvement is a core element of the Neonatal Brain Consortium Ireland Ireland (NBCI) since its inception. PPI representatives were critical to the development of the Consortium and the animations for parent information as well as the NEPTUNE Neonatal Encephalopathy PhD programme in which they are core members involved in PhD supervision, publications, study days and educational outreach. Key outputs have also included national clinical guidelines and parent information.
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