ABRs are done when: Preparing for the test depends on your child's age.
If so, you will get instructions about fasting before the test and what to do at home after the test.
If your child is: An audiologist places small earphones in the child's ears and soft electrodes (small sensor stickers) near the ears and on the forehead.
This reminder follows a report received by the Centre for Adverse Reactions Monitoring (CARM) concerning a three-year-old child who was given chlorphenamine for a lower respiratory tract infection and experienced a serious neurological disorder.
Fortunately, the child eventually recovered without any on-going ill-effects.
Symptomatic measures, such as increasing fluids, making sure children get enough rest and reducing the spread of the virus (including regular hand washing) should be practiced.
For children requiring antihistamines for allergies, a non-sedating antihistamine such as loratadine or cetirizine is preferred.If a hearing loss is found, the report also will go to the newborn hearing screening coordinator in your state. ABRs are safe, do not hurt, and do not have any side effects.If your child needs sedation, discuss the risks and benefits with your health care provider or sedation team before the test.There exist no multicentered, accurately powered trials to detect the frequency of AEs associated with sedation in pediatric patients. 90%) or "successful sedation," as well as the particular drugs used or studied.Data from several individual, retrospective studies indicate that the incidence of overall AEs due to pediatric sedation ranges from 0.6% to 25% sat ? The newly formed Pediatric Sedation Research Consortium (PSRC), comprised of 35 institutions, is dedicated to improving sedation and anesthesia practices via a database where individual events can be shared by participating institutions.Any trial looking at AEs would require a large number of subjects to accurately assess.