The practice of neonatal electroencephalography combines clinical medicine and biomedical technology. It is based on the understanding of both the general principles of electroencephalography (EEG) interpretation and aspects unique to the neonatal period, but it is limited by a gap in our knowledge between well-characterized features of some neonatal EEG findings and those that have yet to be clearly defined by clinical investigations.
In considering these factors, we have written Atlas of Neonatal Electroencephalography to be a singlesource reference concerning neonatal EEG based on available information. Through the text, tables, and the samples of EEG recordings, we have tried to present a comprehensive view of the clinical practice of neonatal EEG for neurologists and clinical neurophysiologists, for trainees in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, and for electroneurodiagnostic technologists.
This atlas consists of chapters concerning the approach to visual analysis, artifacts of noncerebral origin, age-dependent normal findings, patterns of uncertain diagnostic significance, abnormal EEG findings, and seizures. Chapters consist of explanatory text, tables, a list of figures, and the samples themselves with their legends. We have presented information based on the available referenced literature from a diverse group of clinical investigators. However, in considering the aspects of neonatal EEG for which no studies are available and for which unresolved controversies persist, we have provided our own opinions. These have been formulated within our group, based on our collective experience, which spans more than 50 years. In addition, over the years, we have written a number of articles and reviews on neonatal electroencephalography, and we have also drawn from these works (Hrachovy, 2000; Kellaway and Hrachovy, 1981; Mizrahi, 1986; Hrachovy et al, 1990; Mizrahi and Kellaway, 1998).
Chapter 1. Approach to Visual Analysis and Interpretation
Chapter 2. Techniques of Recording the Neonatal Electroencephalogram
Chapter 3. Artifacts
Chapter 4. Elements of the Normal Neonatal Electroencephalogram
Chapter 5. Patterns of Uncertain Diagnostic Significance
Chapter 6. Electroencephalographic Abnormalities of Premature and Term Neonates
Chapter 7. Neonatal Seizures
Title: Atlas of Neonatal Electroencephalography
Edition: 3rd Edition
Authors: Eli M. Mizrahi, Richard A. Hrachovy, Peter Kellaway