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Topographic mapping of brain potentials in the newborn infant: the establishment of normal values and utility in assessing infants with neurological injury.
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PMID:  11071093     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To demonstrate that quantitative EEG (qEEG) can be used as a non-invasive measure of brain injury by establishing normative data in term infants and contrasting it with other modalities of brain imaging. DESIGN: qEEG during quiet sleep was performed on 13 healthy full-term infants comprising a normal group and on 10 infants with neurological abnormalities identified on brain imaging studies (abnormal group) at 36-47 wk postconceptional age. Quantitative analysis was performed and topographic maps were produced for each patient. The EEG data from the normal group, after spectral analysis, yielded power data in the delta, theta, alpha, and beta frequency bands and coherence information, which then formed the normative database. qEEG from the infants in the abnormal group was then compared to this normative data. RESULTS: The normal group's mean absolute power in the delta, theta, alpha, and beta bands for all EEG leads combined were 278.48+/-83.83, 31.71+/-10.12, 29.20+/-2.04, and 35.76+/-11.35 uv2, respectively. The median frequency was 1.49+/-0.07, 5.45+/-3.46, 9.74+/-5.11, and 18.01+/-3.38 Hz, respectively. The qEEG was abnormal in all 10 study infants, while abnormalities were noted in the clinical EEG in 4 of 10, in the neuroultrasound in 5 of 10, in the CT in one of 6, and in the MRI in 2 of 2 tested. CONCLUSIONS: qEEG appears to be a useful non-invasive method for measuring brain injury as it correlates well with other modalities of brain imaging and, if corroborated by further study, may, in fact, be more sensitive in determining abnormalities in brain function.
D E Mandelbaum; N Krawciw; E Assing; B Ostfeld; D Washburn; D Rosenfeld; M Hiatt; T Hegyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992)     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0803-5253     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Paediatr.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-01-31     Completed Date:  2001-03-29     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9205968     Medline TA:  Acta Paediatr     Country:  NORWAY    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1104-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, St. Peter's University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ 08903, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Action Potentials*
Brain Diseases / physiopathology*
Brain Injuries / physiopathology*
Brain Mapping*
Infant, Newborn
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