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Neonatal Electroencephalography

  • Lena K. Hellström-Westas


The electroencephalogram (EEG) reflects brain function and is an important diagnostic tool for infants requiring neonatal intensive care, not least since neurological symptoms may be very vague, or entirely absent. The EEG can be used for early detection of general or focal cerebral abnormalities, and also to give important predictive information on later neurodevelopmental outcome.


Preterm Infant Neonatal Seizure High Frequency Oscillation Ventilation Sedative Medication Quiet Sleep 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lena K. Hellström-Westas
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  1. 1.Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, University HospitalUppsala UniversityUppsalaSweden

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