EEG-Monitoring During Early Phases of Neurosurgical Intensive Care. Posttraumatic Limbic Epilepsy

  • F. Miltner
  • N. Soerensen
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Neurosurgery book series (NEURO, volume 4)


With neurosurgical patients the perisurgical period is often characterized by coma, disregulation of autonomic functions and pathological motor events. In intensive care units polygraphic monitoring of autonomic phenomena is essential for therapeutical decisions. Conventionally heart rate, respiration, body temperature and arterial and venous pressures are recorded. More recently intracranial pressure monitoring and EEG-parameters were added in order to get further information a-bout fundamental pathophysiological processes such as rhythmic events and focal bioelectrical signs and synchronization phenomena. Increase in synchronization of bioelectrical activity is well-known to neuro-physiologists with comatose patients. Scizure discharges without motor events are, however, suspected to be of less importance (8).


Respiration Coherence Neurol Diazepam Hyperglycemia 


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  • N. Soerensen

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