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Fisch and Spehlmann's EEG Primer : Basic Principles of Digital and Analog EEG - Bruce Fisch

Fisch and Spehlmann's EEG Primer

Basic Principles of Digital and Analog EEG

Paperback Published: 17th December 1999
ISBN: 9780444821485
Number Of Pages: 642

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Organized to serve as a resource for those just beginning to learn EEG as well as those who are already experienced, it contains concise presentations of the fundamentals of EEG technology and interpretation as well as an up-to-date review of the latest digital EEG technology and EEG clinical correlations. Unlike other EEG textbooks, the second half of this book is uniquely organized according to EEG findings rather than individual disorders. This is the best practical approach to learning interpretation because it mirrors the actual practice of EEG, the EEGer is confronted by EEG patterns, not diagnoses. All other textbooks organize findings according to clinical disorder. The book contains sufficient information to serve as a laboratory manual. The appendices contain the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society guidelines for EEG and the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology glossary. Each chapter begins with a summary of major concepts. An overview of EEG can be quickly obtained by those beginning the study of EEG by simply reading the introductory summaries of all chapters before reading the contents of the chapters.

Technical background
The source of the EEG
The generator of the EEG
Rhythmical EEG activity
Recording of electrical potentials with scalp electrodes
Recording electrodes
Electrode shapes and application methods
Electrical properties of recording electrodes
Electrode placement
Recording non-cerebral potentials
Digital and analog EEG instruments: parts and functions
The electrode panel
Analog EEG instrument input selector switches
Analog and digital calibration
Analog writing units
Analog to digital conversion
The signal display
Digital filtering
Digital montage selection and montage reformatting
Digital data storage and transmission
Electrical safety
Spatial analysis of the EEG
Multichannel recordings
Bipolar montages
Common electrode reference montages
Average reference montages
Weighted average montages
Laplacian montages
Source localization
Montage display and design
Analysis of the topography of the EEG voltage field
The product of the recording: the clinical EEG record
General technical standards
Standards for pediatric recordings
Standards for recordings in cases of suspected cerebral death
Telephone transmission
Artifacts from the patient
Artifacts arising from recording electrodes and equipment
Special methods of analysis and recording
Quantitative EEG analysis
Topographic mapping
Automated event detection
Intraoperative and intensive care unit monitoring
Ambulatory EEG recording
EEG recording with simultaneous video monitoring
The normal EEG
Definition of the normal EEG, relation to brain function
Definition of the normal EEG
A normal EEG does not always mean normal brain function
An abnormal EEG does not necessarily mean clinically abnormal brain function
Descriptors of EEG activity
Phase relation
The normal EEG from premature age to the age of 19 years
Neonatal EEG
Infants from full term to 3 months of age
Infants from 3 months to 12 months of age
Children and adolescents from 1 to 19 years of age
The normal EEG of wakeful resting adults of 20-60 years of age
The alpha rhythm
Beta rhythms
Mu rhythm
Lambda waves
Vertex sharp transients (V waves)
Kappa rhythm
Normal posterior theta rhythms
The low voltage EEG
Major abnormalities
The normal sleep EEG of adults over 20 years
Elements of normal sleep activity
Sleep stages
Sleep cycles
Deviations from normal sleep
The normal EEG of adults over 60 years of age
Alpha rhythm
Beta rhythm
Sporadic generalized slow waves
Intermittent temporal slow waves
Major abnormalities
Activation procedures
Photic stimulation
Other stimuli
Pentylenetetrazol, bemegride and other convulsant drugs
The abnormal EEG
Abnormal EEG patterns, correlation with underlying cerebral lesions and neurological diseases
Definition of the abnormal EEG
Correlation between abnormal EEG patterns, general cerebral pathology and specific neurological diseases
The diagnostic value of the EEG
Classification of seizures
Classification of seizures - general
Classification of seizures - specific
Seizure classification and epilepsy syndrome diagnosis
Localized epileptiform patterns
Description of patterns
Clinical significance of focal epileptiform activity
Other EEG abnormaliti
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ISBN: 9780444821485
ISBN-10: 0444821481
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 642
Published: 17th December 1999
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.5 x 23.1  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 1.19
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised

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