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Demand for neuromonitoring in neonatal, pediatric and cardiac intensive care units continues to grow, motivated by increased awareness of the high prevalence of seizures among critically ill neonates and children, and emerging evidence that these seizures can contribute to brain injury. This book provides physicians, nurses and trainees caring for critically ill newborns and children with a practical overview of how to use and interpret continuous neuromonitoring to enhance patient care. Authored by international experts from diverse institutions and professional backgrounds, this is a practical guide that is accessible to intensive care specialists, but also comprehensive enough to serve as a reference book for neurologists and neurophysiologists. Concise enough to be read cover-to-cover and illustrated with over thirty case-based examples, this authoritative reference will guide readers in accurate neuromonitoring interpretation and optimal use of conventional EEG, amplitude-integrated EEG and other quantitative EEG techniques.


‘Drs. Hahn and Wusthoff have masterfully organized and edited this stunning monograph on neuromonitoring in neonatal and pediatric critical care. There is excellent coverage of general and practical considerations with sections devoted individually to neonatal, pediatric, and cardiac intensive care monitoring, and 30+ illustrative cases that are concise, instructive, and integrated into the earlier chapters as exemplars. Strong coverage of quantitative EEG, with side-by-side comparisons to conventional EEG, is especially helpful. This book is a welcome addition of immense value to both trainees and experienced practitioners of clinical neurophysiology and pediatric epilepsy.'

Phillip L. Pearl - M.D., Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, USA

‘This is an outstanding, comprehensive, accessible, and well-illustrated book that will be of use to nurses and physicians at different levels of training and from any background, including neurology, critical care, and neonatology, interested in ICU EEG neuromonitoring and the uses and potential of quantitative EEG. Each chapter combines detailed and critical assessments of the literature with liberal use of informative figures that have examples of EEG and quantitative EEG patterns or effective summaries of treatment or diagnostic pathways … this book will be an essential clinical reference and teaching resource for practitioners from multiple specialties who care for neonates and children in intensive care units.'

Mark S. Wainwright - M.D Ph.D., Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program, University of Washington, Seattle, USA

‘This book, edited by Cecil Hahn and Courtney Wusthoff and written by many experts in the field, was urgently needed. The last book on investigating the neonatal brain was published more than a decade ago and many advances have been made since. We find extensive information on aEEG, EEG, EEG trends, and a bit on NIRS and evoked potentials in the chapter on neuromonitoring after cardiac arrest. This book does not only address the neonatal brain, but also takes you to the paediatric intensive care unit and the cardiac intensive care unit. The final part provides more than 30 cases, which are referred to at the beginning of each chapter and which I found very interesting and useful.'

Linda de Vries - University of Utrecht, Netherlands

‘The chapters of this excellent textbook run the gamut of practical and logistical aspects of setting up monitoring, to interpreting results and using EEG monitoring for prediction of cardiac arrest and ischemia. The chapters are to the point and the writing crisp. Part 4 was instructive to me, and I've spent my professional life in the CICU. This should be required reading for ICU fellows (PICU, NICU, and CICU), as well as neurology residents.'

Daniel J. Licht - Professor of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics Distinguished Endowed Chair, Director of the J. and S. Wolfson Family Laboratory for Clinical and Biomedical Optics; Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, USA

‘This book is a must-read for neonatal and pediatric intensive care physicians, advanced practice providers, students, residents, and nurses working in pediatric intensive care.’

Maradith Skalak Source: Doody's Reviews

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