The Newborn Brain
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In this issue of The Neuroscience Monitor, we focus on brain monitoring in neonates. Check out Kathi Randall's first-ever course on the neonatal brain specifically for the bedside nurse.  In the resources section, you'll find our popular interactive courses on normal and abnormal neonatal EEG. These were authored by Dr. Robert Clancy and Dr. Courtney Wustoff from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  You can get them from us or on Amazon. 
Neotech consultant, Kathi Randall has partnered with eight international nursing experts to bring to you a 3-day conference about the neonatal brain. 
"For the first time, there is a neonatal brain conference aimed specifically at the bedside nurse.  As a nurse myself, I wanted to create a place for nurses to get cutting edge information and evidence to support their practice, but also practical tips and strategies to apply at the bedside immediately. We have assembled a world class lineup of nurse educators and consultants who have dedicated most of their careers to helping create healing environments for staff, babies, and their families. This conference is one not to be missed!!"

Click here for Kathi's video about the conference.

Educational Webinar
Spreading Depolarizations: A Comprehensive Overview
Dr. Jed Hartings
Feb. 28, 2017
1:30-2:30 PM (EST)

Our first webinar of the year will be an overview of a high-interest topic in neurocritical care.
  1. Basic science of how spreading depolarizations mediate infarct development
  2. How to collect recordings in patients
  3. Clinical importance of spreading depolarization monitoring
Hold the date.  The registration link will be provided soon.


Papers of Interest

  • Glass HC, Rowitch DH. The Role of the Neurointensive Care Nursery for Neonatal Encephalopathy. Clinics in perinatology. 2016;43(3):547-557.

  • Mitra S, Bale G, Meek J, Uria-Avellanal C, Robertson NJ, Tachtsidis I. Relationship Between Cerebral Oxygenation and Metabolism During Rewarming in Newborn Infants After Therapeutic Hypothermia Following Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury. Adv Exp Med Biol. 2016;923:245-251.

  • Lloyd RO, O'Toole JM, Livingstone V, et al. Predicting two-year outcome in preterm infants using early multimodal physiological monitoring. Pediatric research. 2016;80(3):382-388.

  • El-Dib M, Govindan R, Aly S, Mohamed M, du Plessis A, Aly H. EEG maturation and stability of cerebral oxygen extraction in very low birth weight infants. J Perinatol. 2016;36(4):311-316.

  • Birca A, Lortie A, Birca V, et al. Rewarming affects EEG background in term newborns with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy undergoing therapeutic hypothermia. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2016;127(4):2087-2094.

  • Kharoshankaya L, Stevenson NJ, Livingstone V, et al. Seizure burden and neurodevelopmental outcome in neonates with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. Developmental medicine and child neurology. 2016;58(12):1242-1248.

  • Awal MA, Lai MM, Azemi G, Boashash B, Colditz PB. EEG background features that predict outcome in term neonates with hypoxic ischaemic encephalopathy: A structured review. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology. 2016;127(1):285-296.

Interactive Courses
Neonatal Brain Monitoring
by Dr. Robert Clancy and Dr. Courtney Wustoff from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Topics include EEG procedures and basic concepts, interpretation of the normal neonatal EEG, and identification of differences in EEG elements and patterns among age groups.
  • Relevant material links directly to fully annotated data samples so that users simultaneously learn concepts and applications.
  • Includes 63 lessons on neonatal EEG, 53 cases with fully annotated EEG data samples and Quick Reference Guides to supplement learning. 
Abnormal Neonatal EEG & Seizures
  • Gives an overview of abnormal EEG backgrounds and features, seizures, and various artifacts and EEG transients that can be misinterpreted as seizure or abnormal EEG
  • Teaches you to identify abnormal features of neonatal EEG including abnormal voltage, asynchrony, and dysmaturity
  • Instructs on how to recognize abnormal sharp waves and seizure characteristics, and differentiate seizures from seizure-mimics such as artifacts
  • Contains 30 lessons and 52 patient cases with fully annotated EEG data samples


Clinical Neurophysiology in Pediatrics 

This is the first book to comprehensively address neurodiagnostic testing for the broad scope of clinical neurophysiologic disorders in the pediatric population. The field of clinical neurophysiology has expanded exponentially with the development of new approaches, techniques, studies, and certifications. This book bridges the gap in clinical information available for practitioners who use neurophysiologic techniques to evaluate and treat children and adolescents with epilepsy, sleep, neuromuscular, and autonomic disorders but may not have subspecialty training in each individual field.
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