Prognostic importance of brainstem auditory evoked responses after asphyxia

Kurt E. Hecox, Barbara Cone

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Brainstem auditory evoked responses were recorded after acute asphyxia in 126 infants, ages birth through 18 months. Of these, 21 had markedly abnormal amplitude ratios, and all infants with abnormal amplitude ratios had severe neurologic handicaps. An abnormal amplitude ratio predicts long-term neurologic sequelae of acute asphyxia in infants. Normal amplitude ratios did not, however, ensure normal neurologic outcome; 10 infants with normal responses were severely handicapped.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1429-1433
Number of pages5
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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