List of contributors.
1 EEG basics.
1.1 Electrode nomenclature, polarity and referential vs. bipolar montages.
1.2 Normal EEG: awake and asleep.
2 EEG in encephalopathy.
2.1 Nonspecific patterns of encephalopathy.
2.2 Patterns suggesting specific diagnoses.
2.3 Findings in specific clinical scenarios.
2.4 Medication effects.
3 Seizures and status epilepticus.
4 Periodic discharges and other controversial EEG patterns.
4.1 PLEDs, BIPLEDs, GPEDs and triphasic waves.
4.3 Standardized nomenclature.
5 EEG in cerebrovascular disease.
6 Artifacts that can mimic seizures or other physiologic patterns.
7 Prolonged EEG monitoring and quantitative EEG techniques for detecting seizures and ischemia.
Figures 7.1-7.10 Quantitative EEG (QEEG) basics.
Figures 7.11-7.17 Basics of seizure detection.
Figures 7.18-7.21 Cyclic seizures and PLEDs.
Figures 7.22-7.25 Other QEEG techniques and uses in patients with seizures.
Figures 7.26-7.31 Detecting other (non-seizure) events.
Figures 7.32-7.35 Long-term trends.
Figures 7.36-7.46 ICU artifacts.
Figures 7.47-7.48 Spreading depression/peri-injury depolarizations.
Figures 7.49-7.54 Multimodality monitoring and intracranial EEG in the ICU.
8 Evoked and event-related potentials in the ICU.
8.1 Median nerve somatosensory evoked potentials.
8.2 Brainstem auditory evoked potentials.
8.3 Flash visual evoked potentials.
8.4 Event-related potentials.
Appendix ACNS Standardized EEG Research Terminology and Categorization for the investigation of rhythmic and periodic patterns encountered in critically ill patients: July 2009 version.
""This unique atlas provides a reasonably comprehensive overview of common and controversial EEG patterns in the ICU, and is laden with practical pearls of interpretation. It should serve the interested intensivist well, and is an excellent starting point for neurologists and neurosurgeons interested in the evolving fields of neurocritical care and EEG monitoring."" (Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, November 2010)