Continuous 4-channel EEG monitoring: a guide to interpretation, with normal values, in preterm infants

Neuropediatrics. 1987 Aug;18(3):138-45. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1052466.


A system is described for the rapid analysis of the extensive EEG data produced by continuous 4-channel monitoring. Using this system, the initial EEGs of 44 low-risk preterm infants between 26 and 37 weeks gestation have been analysed and quantified in order to establish standard values. This provides a basis for assessment of the acute EEG as an index of cerebral function in high-risk or abnormal preterm infants.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Brain / physiology*
  • Electroencephalography
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Infant, Premature / physiology*
  • Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*