Clinical Electroencephalography

Clinical Electroencephalography

3rd Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Authors: L. G. Kiloh, A. J. McComas, J. W. Osselton
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192154

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Clinical Electroencephalography is intended to serve as a guide to clinical practice, to provide critical evaluation of existing knowledge and the progress in clinical electroencephalography and to provide insights that may be helpful in the complex decision-making process that confronts the medical practitioner faced with an individual case with all its facets and ambiguities. This book is organized into 11 chapters. Most of the contents of previous volumes were retained in this third edition. A chapter on special techniques was added to describe some of the more common applications of EEG outside routine laboratory recording. It also includes a discussion on sensory evoked potentials and overnight sleep, though they are rapidly becoming specialties in their own right. This book will be of interest to students, practicing clinicians and other medical professionals.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword



    1 Anatomy and Physiology of the Cerebral Cortex

    Gross Anatomy of the Brain

    Morphology of Neurones

    Electrical Activity of Neurones

    Architecture of the Cerebral Cortex

    Connections of Cortical Cells

    Regional Cortical Neurophysiology

    The Thalamus

    The Reticular Formation

    2 The Neural Basis of the EEG

    Neurophysiological Mechanisms

    Development of Extracellular Potentials

    Interpretation of Surface Potentials

    3 Technology and Methodology


    Operational Techniques

    Descriptive Terminology

    Extracerebral Potentials

    4 Normal Findings

    The Normal Adult EEG



    Photic Stimulation


    5 Epilepsy


    Primary Subcortical Epilepsy

    Cortical Epilepsy

    Secondary Subcortical Epilepsy

    Epilepsy Arising from Numerous Areas in the Cerebral Cortex and Subcortical Structures

    Status Epilepticus

    Febrile Convulsions

    Attacks of Epilepsy with Normal Electroencephalograms

    Narcolepsy and Cataplexy

    Tonic Fits

    Syncopal Attacks

    Breath-Holding Spells

    6 Space-Occupying Lesions

    Cerebral Tumors

    Tuberous Sclerosis

    Cerebral Abscess

    Chronic Subdural Haematoma

    Extradural Haematoma

    Benign Intracranial Hypertension

    7 Head Injuries and Vascular Lesions

    Head Injury

    Vascular Lesions

    Cerebral Fat Embolism

    8 Infective and Non-Infective Encephalopathies

    Delirium and Coma

    Sensory Deprivation

    Acute Meningitis


    Acute Encephalitis

    Subacute Viral Encephalopathies


    Encephalopathies Due to Heavy Metal Poisoning

    Hypertensive Encephalopathy

    Acute Porphyria

    Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

    Renal Disease and Uremia

    Hepatic Encephalopathy


    Water Balance—Electrolyte Disturbances

    Vitamin Deficiencies

    Endocrine Disorders

    Multiple Sclerosis

    Muscular Dystrophy

    Parkinson's Disease

    Hepatolenticular Degeneration

    9 Psychiatry



    Disorders of Behavior and of Personality


    Headaches and Migraine

    Affective Disorders



    Physical Treatments


    Mental Subnormality

    10 Special Techniques

    Sensory Evoked Potentials

    Contingent Negative Variation

    Overnight Sleep

    Intensive Care Monitoring

    Intensive Care Monitoring

    Special Electrodes

    11 The Value and Limitations of Electroencephalography


    Clinical Value


Product details

  • No. of pages: 252
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483192154

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L. G. Kiloh

A. J. McComas

J. W. Osselton

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