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The human fetal auditory evoked potential.

Authors
  • Staley, K
  • Iragui, V
  • Spitz, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1990
Volume
77
Issue
1
Pages
1–5
Identifiers
PMID: 1688780
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The brain-stem auditory evoked potential (BAEP), a sensitive test of the functional status of the neonatal brain, has not been studied in utero since no practical technique for human fetal recording is available. We have developed a simple recording technique which allows continuous monitoring of the fetal AEP during labor. Waves I, III and V of the fetal brain-stem AEP have been consistently identified. Wave form morphology, interpeak latencies, and latency-intensity relations are similar to postnatal recordings. Middle latency potentials have also been recorded, with wave forms that correspond to the neonatal middle latency AEP.

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