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Using the Spectral Analysis of the EEG for Prognosis of Severe Brain Injuries in the First Post-Traumatic Week

  • W. I. Steudel
  • J. Krüger
Conference paper
Part of the Acta Neurochirurgica book series (NEUROCHIRURGICA, volume 28)

Abstract

When assessing the condition of a patient with brain injury the EEG examination is useful5. The EEG follow-ups during the first days and weeks after trauma are particularly important. When assessing impaired consciousness the EEG is just as important as other neurological findings and may be used for appraisal of depth and for prognosis of the coma1. During the last decade the introduction of computer analysis of the EEG has opened up a new era in EEG applications. Since the mathematics used are principally Fourier analysis and similar spectral methodologies it is particularly suitable for measuring disturbances of basic rhythms.

Keywords

Alpha Activity Midline Shift Impaired Consciousness Survival Prognosis Severe Brain Injury 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. I. Steudel
    • 1
  • J. Krüger
    • 1
  1. 1.Abteilung für Allgemeine Neurochirurgie of the J. W. Goethe UniversityFrankfurt/MainFederal Republic of Germany

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