Neonatal Research Institute
Clinical Trial: Seizure Detection in Neonates
Clinical trial: Seizure detection in neonates using multimodal temporary epidermal electronics (Nerds)
Primary investigator: Dr. Mary Harbert
Research coordinator: Deborah Petruzzelli
About this trial.
Many times the seizures that newborns experience cannot be seen clinically, which makes the importance of EEGs (a machine that detects brain waves) for extended periods of time quite critical. Continuous EEGs are necessary so that the newborn can receive proper treatment. However, the EEG electrodes can cause skin breakdown and can be uncomfortable. Dr. Harbert has developed an innovative, tattoo-like device that could alleviate the need for EEG electrodes and revolutionize seizure detection in neonates.
To learn more about this study, visit ClinicalTrials.gov.
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