Amplitude-integrated electro-encephalography: The child neurologist's perspective

Hannah C. Glass, Courtney J. Wusthoff, Renée A. Shellhaas

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Neurologists increasingly recognize that critically ill patients are at high risk for seizures, particularly nonconvulsive seizures, and that neuromonitoring is a useful tool for diagnosing seizures and assessing brain function in these patients. Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (EEG) is a simplified bedside neurophysiology tool that has become widely used in neonates over the past decade. Despite widespread interest by both neurologists and neonatologists in continuous brain monitoring, amplitude-integrated EEG has been largely ignored by neurologists, forcing neonatologists to "go it alone" when interpreting data from this bedside tool. Although amplitude-integrated EEG cannot replace conventional EEG for background monitoring and detection of seizures, it remains a useful instrument that complements conventional EEG, is being widely adopted by neonatologists, and should be supported by neonatal neurologists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1342-1350
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • electroencephalogram
  • epilepsy
  • hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy
  • neonatal seizures
  • neurocritical
  • neurointensive care
  • seizure
  • status epilepticus


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