As the population ages, technology improves, intensive caremedicine expands and neurocritical care advances, the use of EEGmonitoring in the critically ill is becoming increasinglyimportant.
This atlas is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to theuses of EEG monitoring in the critical care setting. It includesbasic EEG patterns seen in encephalopathy, both specific andnon-specific, nonconvulsive seizures, periodic EEG patterns, andcontroversial patterns on the ictal–interictal continuum.Confusing artefacts, including ones that mimic seizures, are shownand explained, and the new standardized nomenclature for thesepatterns is included.
The Atlas of EEG in Critical Care explains the principlesof technique and interpretation of recordings and discusses thetechniques of data management, and ‘trending’ central to long-termmonitoring. It demonstrates applications in multi-modal monitoring,correlating with new techniques such as microdialysis, and featuressuperb illustrations of commonly observed neurologic events,including seizures, hemorrhagic stroke and ischaemia.
This atlas is written for practitioners, fellows and residentsin critical care medicine, neurology, epilepsy and clinicalneurophysiology, and is essential reading for anyone gettinginvolved in EEG monitoring in the intensive care unit.