Review of neonatal EEG.

Journal Article (Review)

Neonatal electroencephalography (EEG) presents some of the most difficult challenges in EEG interpretation. It differs significantly in many ways from EEG of older children and adults. Technologically, acquisition of a neonatal EEG is significantly more difficult and different than an adult EEG. There are numerous features that are age-specific and change almost week-to-week in the preterm infant. Some features may be normal at one age and abnormal if they persist for several weeks. Many of these features also have different implications in neonates as compared to older individuals. These issues mandate a different approach to neonatal EEG interpretation. In this article an overview of neonatal EEG is presented. After a brief discussion of relevant technical issues, various normal EEG features encountered in neonates are discussed. This is followed by a discussion of the ontogeny of EEG, starting from the age of viability to the first few months of life. A description of various abnormalities follows. Finally, an approach to analysis of a neonatal EEG is presented.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Husain, AM

Published Date

  • March 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 45 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 12 - 35

PubMed ID

  • 15832672

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15832672

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1086-508X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States