Continuous EEG Monitoring in the ICU

  • P. Mellado
  • J. Diedler
  • T. Steiner


Since the first human electroencephalogram (EEG) was recorded in 1929 by Hans Berger, enormous advances have been made in EEG recording technology and data analysis [1, 2]. The recording period was extended and long-term EEG monitoring became technically feasible when computer applications were introduced in the 1970s and digital EEG recording systems established. However, the use of long-term EEG monitoring was mostly limited to epilepsy monitoring units and only subsequently found its way to the intensive care unit (ICU).


Status Epilepticus Intensive Care Unit Setting Refractory Status Epilepticus Convulsive Status Epilepticus Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Mellado
    • 1
  • J. Diedler
    • 1
  • T. Steiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurological Intensive Care UnitUniversity HospitalHeidelbergGermany

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