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Who needs an EEG? part 2

I realize that I didn’t answer the question in the title of the previous post. It could even seem that I think the EEG is not a very useful monitor, as many babies were inappropriately treated even when using an … Continue reading

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Who needs an EEG?

Clinical neurologic evaluation of our patients in the NICU is limited; a careful detailed neurologic exam can only reveal so much in newborns who can’t cooperate or communicate. Many of our patients need ancillary testing to reveal what is going … Continue reading

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EEGs for preterm infants: Predicting Long Term Outcomes part 3

In some parts of the world EEGs are frequently performed in very preterm infants in the first few days of life as a screening test, and occasionally used to redirect care if abnormalities are found. Is this justified? Are there abnormalities which … Continue reading

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