Visual transformation of the EEG in the intensive care.

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Abstract

In the intensive care unit (ICU), patients are often sedated and ventilated, which makes clinical evaluation of the status of the brain very limited. In these situations, the EEG is a potentially very useful tool to be informed about the status of the brain. EEG rhythms are very sensitive for derangements in brain function, as may occur in hypoxia, and can reliably detect epileptiform discharges. In addition, it can be a valuable tool for follow-up of patients, and can significantly contribute to prognostication of brain-damaged patients. The actual use of continuous EEG monitoring in the ICU is limited, however. An important contributing factor is related to the difficulties in interpreting the raw EEG signal, that does not permit a straightforward understanding by nontrained personnel. We recently proposed a visual transform of the EEG (van Putten, J Clin Neurophysiology 2008; 25:63–68) to facilitate the interpretation. Here, we present a modification of this analysis, including examples of this method in monitoring patients in the ICU.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
EditorsJ. Van der Sloten, P. Verdonck, M. Nyssen, J. Haueisen
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer
Pages1743-1746
Volume22
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-540-89208-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-89207-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Nov 2009
Event4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008 - Antwerp, Belgium
Duration: 23 Nov 200827 Nov 2008
Conference number: 4

Publication series

Name
Volume22
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Conference

Conference4th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, ECIFMBE 2008
Abbreviated titleECIFMBE 2008
CountryBelgium
CityAntwerp
Period23/11/0827/11/08

Keywords

  • METIS-264995

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