Swedish consensus reached on recording, interpretation and reporting of neonatal continuous simplified electroencephalography that is supported by amplitude-integrated trend analysis

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Continuous monitoring of electroencephalography (EEG), with a focus on amplitude-integrated EEG (aEEG), has been used in neonatal intensive care for decades. A number of systems have been suggested for describing and quantifying aEEG patterns. Extensive full-montage EEG monitoring is used in specialised intensive care units. The American Clinical Neurophysiology Society published recommendations for defining and reporting EEG findings in critically ill adults and infants. Swedish neonatologists and clinical neurophysiologists collaborated to optimise simplified neonatal continuous aEEG and EEG recordings based on these American documents. Conclusion: This paper describes the Swedish consensus document produced by those meetings.


External organisations
  • Skåne University Hospital
  • Karolinska University Hospital
  • Uppsala University Hospital
  • Norrland University Hospital
  • Linköping University
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Pediatrics


  • Amplitude-integrated electroencephalography, Consensus document, Electroencephalography, Monitoring, Neonatal intensive care
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1702-1709
Number of pages8
JournalActa Paediatrica, International Journal of Paediatrics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Oct 1
Publication categoryResearch