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By Lena Hellström-Westas, Ingmar Rosen, Linda S. de Vries

Completely revised from analogue examples to electronic examples utilizing simultaneous twin channel EEG, An Atlas of Amplitude-Integrated EEGs within the child is the definitive scientific atlas-textbook on studying Cerebral functionality display screen (CFM) tracings. This simplified approach to non-stop amplitude-integrated EEG (EEG) tracking more and more utilized in neonatal devices is a more secure, extra trustworthy process. Clinicians can be guided without problems through illustrations of aEEG tracings, whereas the atlas discusses the variation among aEEG tracings within the fit and in danger neonate. Chapters illustrate:

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In the absence of moderate to severe underlying neurologic problems the effect can be mild and transient. The example also shows that the aEEG/EEG or standard EEG should verify the epileptic nature of clinically suspected seizures before administration of antiepileptic medications. 15 This extremely preterm infant (GA 26 weeks) with severe respiratory distress syndrome, and treated with mechanical ventilation, received diazepam and morphine which resulted in a long-lasting suppression (more than 3 h) of the aEEG background.

Due to the filter properties of the aEEG recording this does not always produce a discernible shift in the aEEG trace. This is presumably one reason why the presence or absence of arousal responses has not been associated with prognosis in several aEEG studies. Handling of the infant, as well as administration of drugs, should always be marked on the recording. 56 Repeated gasping or other repeated motor activity may be misinterpreted as a discontinuous EEG pattern in infants with very poor and depressed EEG background, and inspection of the original EEG does not always solve this interpretational problem.

There are multiple overlapping points at intersections of mean CFM score and postconceptional age, with the number of studies at each point indicated. From reference 41 with permission. 11 aEEG background patterns. Classification of aEEG background patterns (duration of traces 4–6 hours): (a) continuous normal voltage with sleep–wake cycling (C); (b) discontinuous (DC); (c) DC gradually becoming more continuous; (d) burst suppression with high burst density (BS+); (e) burst suppression with low burst density (BS−); (f) continuous extremely low voltage (CLV); (g) inactive, flat (FT).

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