TABLE 1

General Characteristics of the Study Population

CharacteristicsTotal, N = 161
Gestational age, median (IQR)40.3 (39.0–41.1)
Birth wt, median (IQR)3440 (3040–3700)
Birth wt z score <1 SD, n (%)41 (26)
Head circumference at birth, median (IQR)34.8 (33.5–36.0)
Male sex, n (%)103 (64)
Apgar score at 1 min, median (IQR)7 (5–9)
Apgar score at 5 min, median (IQR)9 (7–10)
Seizures, n (%)142 (88)
Postnatal d at first seizures, median (IQR)1 (0–2)
Hypoglycemia,a n (%)28 (17)
Postnatal d at MRI, median (IQR)5 (3.5–7)
MRI >7 d after first symptoms or birth, n (%)22 (14)
Side of stroke lesion, n (%)
Right51 (32)
 Left103 (64)
 Bilateral7 (4)
Lesion subtype, n (%)
 Main MCA31 (19)
 Anterior MCA branch17 (11)
 Middle MCA branch21 (13)
 Posterior MCA branch28 (17)
 Cortical MCA branch21 (13)
 Perforator branch27 (17)
 PCA or ACA16 (10)
  • a Hypoglycemia was defined as a blood glucose <2 mmol/L.