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Electroencephalography

  • Lucy R. Sullivan
  • Aaron J. Beverwyk
  • Scott Francis Davis
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Abstract

The electroencephalogram (EEG) is a graphic display of the spontaneous electrical activity of the cerebral cortex. The EEG represents the output of a differential amplifier whose inputs are two distinct recording locations from the scalp. Continuous EEG recordings are used clinically to diagnose brain pathology, specifically seizures. Intraoperatively, EEG is used to monitor cerebral perfusion and depth of anesthesia. Cortical SSEPs, discussed in another chapter, are brief averaged EEG epochs recorded following peripheral stimulation.

Keywords

Ischemia Encephalitis Dura Barbiturate Thiopental 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucy R. Sullivan
    • 1
  • Aaron J. Beverwyk
    • 2
  • Scott Francis Davis
    • 3
  1. 1.ASETGoodsonUSA
  2. 2.Neuromonitoring AssociatesLas VegasUSA
  3. 3.Department of AnesthesiologyLouisiana State University School of Medicine, Tulane University School of MedicineNew OrleansUSA

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