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Non-expert use of the cerebral function monitor for neonatal seizure detection
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    Non-expert use of the cerebral function monitor for neonatal seizure detection

    Dear Editor

    We read, with interest, the paper by Rennie et al.[1] comparing seizure detection from simultansous EEG and cerebral function monitor (CFM) recordings. Their group is known to have a specific interest in neonatal neurophysiology and they have an enviable video-EEG set-up. Data from their experience with this technique is available in previous publications.[2,3]

    Sadly, in most neonatal in...

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    The role of the cerebral function monitor in neontal intensive care
    • Denis Azzopardi, Senior Lecturer
    • Other Contributors:
      • Marianne Thoresen, St Michael's Hospital Bristol, and Andrew Whitelaw, Southmead Hospital Bristol

    Dear Editor

    Rennie highlighted the problems of using the Lectromed cerebral function monitor (CFM) for identifying seizures, when compared with a video EEG system. However, few if any neonatal units have the facilities and expertise for performing video EEG monitoring and a single standard EEG is not helpful for assessing seizures.

    Previous studies have confirmed the value of the amplitude integrated EEG...

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