The burst-suppression electroencephalogram.

@article{Niedermeyer2009TheBE,
  title={The burst-suppression electroencephalogram.},
  author={Ernst Niedermeyer},
  journal={American journal of electroneurodiagnostic technology},
  year={2009},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={333-41}
}
The burst suppression (BS) pattern of the EEG was originally described as a response to large dosages of anesthetics and sedatives. It was subsequently found over/in isolated cortex due to surgical procedures or lesions underlying the cortex. Around 1960 with the introduction of modern intensive care treatment (intubation, artificial respiration) the BS pattern has become a typical EEG correlate of cerebral anoxia. These obvious consequences of this therapeutic approach with their impact on the… CONTINUE READING
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