What is the role of aEEG in the workup of neonatal seizures?

Updated: Jul 31, 2019
  • Author: Raj D Sheth, MD; Chief Editor: Stephen L Nelson, Jr, MD, PhD, FAACPDM, FAAN, FAAP  more...
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Infants undergoing brain cooling for hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy via selective head cooling with the Cool-Cap system are unable to undergo continuous video EEG monitoring with a full electrode array for 48 hours or longer following initiation of brain cooling. This renders concern for not recognizing neonatal seizures during a particularly high-risk period. Amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG) may be useful for monitoring such infants. [15, 16]


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