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How to use: amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG)
  1. Nidhi Agrawal Shah,
  2. Courtney Jane Wusthoff
  1. Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Palo Alto, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Nidhi Agrawal Shah, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital/Stanford University, 750 Welch Road, Suite 315, Palo Alto, California, USA; nshah5{at}stanford.edu

Abstract

Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography (aEEG) is a method for continuous monitoring of brain activity that is increasingly used in the neonatal intensive care unit. In its simplest form, aEEG is a processed single-channel electroencephalogram that is filtered and time-compressed. Current evidence demonstrates that aEEG is useful to monitor cerebral background activity, diagnose and treat seizures and predict neurodevelopmental outcomes for preterm and term infants. This review aims to explain the fundamentals behind aEEG and its clinical applications.

  • Neonatology
  • Neurology
  • Evidence Based Medicine

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