Atlas of Ambulatory EEG

Edited by

  • Steven C. Schachter, MD, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
  • Donald Schomer, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.


  • Bernard Chang, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Atlas of Ambulatory EEG is a first-of-its-kind publication in clinical neurophysiology, an atlas that comprehensively depicts normal, abnormal, and artifactual findings from actual ambulatory EEG recordings in a convenient and easily accessible format. As the use of ambulatory EEG has increased in recent years, the need for a concise atlas of ambulatory EEG has grown significantly, since ambulatory EEG tracings are subject to their own unique issues and artifacts, often not discussed in standard EEG atlases. This book begins with several chapters that introduce the history, technology, and clinical utility of ambulatory EEG. The bulk of the atlas consists of a page-by-page display of high-quality ambulatory EEG excerpts that are easy to review and come with short annotations describing the relevant findings. Atlas of Ambulatory EEG is a critical resource for anyone involved in the interpretation of ambulatory EEG studies.
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Researchers in neurophysiology, neuroscience; neurologists.


Book information

  • Published: September 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-621345-4

Table of Contents

Text chaptersA brief history of ambulatory EEG (John R. Ives) Current ambulatory EEG technology (? K. Babu Krishnamurthy)The role of ambulatory EEG in clinical practice (Frank W. Drislane)AtlasNormal ambulatory EEGExamplesWaking background (alpha, beta)Drowsy background (theta)Stages of sleep (delta, specific sleep morphologies)Normal variantsExamplesPsychomotor variant14-and-6Wicket spikesMu rhythmLambda wavesPOSTsBETSAmbulatory EEG artifactsExamplesEKG artifactChewing artifactGlossokinetic artifactElectrode artifactHead movementMuscle artifactSweat artifactAbnormal ambulatory EEGExamplesEpileptiform abnormalitieso spike, spike-and-slow waveo sharp wave, sharp-and-slow waveo 3-per-second spike-and-slow waveo Temporal lobe seizureo Frontal lobe seizure-Nonepileptiform abnormalitieso background slowingo focal slowingo others