Limits...
Technical standards for recording and interpretation of neonatal electroencephalogram in clinical practice.

Cherian PJ, Swarte RM, Visser GH - Ann Indian Acad Neurol (2009)

Bottom Line: Neonatal electroencephalogram (EEG), though often perceived as being difficult to record and interpret, is relatively easy to study due to the immature nature of the brain, which expresses only a few well-defined set of patterns.The EEG interpreter needs to be aware of the maturational changes as well as the effect of pathological processes and medication on brain activity.It gives valuable information for the treatment and prognostication in encephalopathic neonates.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departments of Clinical Neurophysiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
Neonatal electroencephalogram (EEG), though often perceived as being difficult to record and interpret, is relatively easy to study due to the immature nature of the brain, which expresses only a few well-defined set of patterns. The EEG interpreter needs to be aware of the maturational changes as well as the effect of pathological processes and medication on brain activity. It gives valuable information for the treatment and prognostication in encephalopathic neonates. In this group, serial EEGs or EEG monitoring often gives additional information regarding deterioration/improvement of the brain function or occurrence of seizures.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus

Neonatal EEG montages. A: Restricted 10–20 system using nine electrodes; B: Full 10–20 system of electrode placement using 17 electrodes. Note the bipolar derivations: anteroposterior right and left, as well as a coronal run including the central midline
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2811985&req=5

Figure 0001: Neonatal EEG montages. A: Restricted 10–20 system using nine electrodes; B: Full 10–20 system of electrode placement using 17 electrodes. Note the bipolar derivations: anteroposterior right and left, as well as a coronal run including the central midline

Mentions: Many EEG transients have a preponderance at the vertex, and hence, inclusion of the Cz electrode as well as a coronal bipolar electrode derivation in addition to the bipolar anteroposterior derivation is meaningful [Figure 1]. With digital EEG equipment, montage selection during registration of EEG is no longer very important.


Technical standards for recording and interpretation of neonatal electroencephalogram in clinical practice.

Cherian PJ, Swarte RM, Visser GH - Ann Indian Acad Neurol (2009)

Neonatal EEG montages. A: Restricted 10–20 system using nine electrodes; B: Full 10–20 system of electrode placement using 17 electrodes. Note the bipolar derivations: anteroposterior right and left, as well as a coronal run including the central midline
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC2811985&req=5

Figure 0001: Neonatal EEG montages. A: Restricted 10–20 system using nine electrodes; B: Full 10–20 system of electrode placement using 17 electrodes. Note the bipolar derivations: anteroposterior right and left, as well as a coronal run including the central midline
Mentions: Many EEG transients have a preponderance at the vertex, and hence, inclusion of the Cz electrode as well as a coronal bipolar electrode derivation in addition to the bipolar anteroposterior derivation is meaningful [Figure 1]. With digital EEG equipment, montage selection during registration of EEG is no longer very important.

Bottom Line: Neonatal electroencephalogram (EEG), though often perceived as being difficult to record and interpret, is relatively easy to study due to the immature nature of the brain, which expresses only a few well-defined set of patterns.The EEG interpreter needs to be aware of the maturational changes as well as the effect of pathological processes and medication on brain activity.It gives valuable information for the treatment and prognostication in encephalopathic neonates.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Departments of Clinical Neurophysiology, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center, Rotterdam, Netherlands.

ABSTRACT
Neonatal electroencephalogram (EEG), though often perceived as being difficult to record and interpret, is relatively easy to study due to the immature nature of the brain, which expresses only a few well-defined set of patterns. The EEG interpreter needs to be aware of the maturational changes as well as the effect of pathological processes and medication on brain activity. It gives valuable information for the treatment and prognostication in encephalopathic neonates. In this group, serial EEGs or EEG monitoring often gives additional information regarding deterioration/improvement of the brain function or occurrence of seizures.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus