Invitation to review a potential NHS research priority
There has been little good quality evidence on which to base management of neonatal seizures. Primary management has remained unchanged for many years with phenobarbital the usual drug of choice.
The available evidence points towards levetiracetam being effective and safe for the treatment of neonatal seizures but the quality and size of previous studies has not been adequate to date.
Patient group: Term or preterm neonates (28 days or younger)
5th July 2018
11th July 2019
University of Southampton
The NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre (NETSCC), based at the University of Southampton, manages evaluation research programmes and activities for the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR), and plays an important role in improving the health and wealth of the nation through research.
NETSCC is part of the Wessex Institute, and has been contracted by the Department of Health and Social Care to manage evaluation research programmes.
Children and young people
All of England
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