COVID-19 Causes Neurological Injury in 1 out of 7 Patients

Pediatric EEG: Meeting the Need through Innovative Technology Children who present with altered mental status or possible seizures could be suffering from one of a number of causes. While EEG could help sort through that extensive differential, the practical barriers to EEG use in the emergency department or the PICU for diagnosticians to rely on…

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The Indications for EEG in Epilepsy

EEG remains the most widely used investigation when epilepsy is suspected, but how and when does one use EEG in the diagnosis of epilepsy? When not to use EEG to diagnose epilepsy Epilepsy diagnosis is not always straightforward. Diagnosis depends on precise history taking, general medical and neurological examination, and prudent use of diagnostic tools.…

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Ambulatory EEG

Clinical indications Routine electroencephalography (EEG) suffers from the same problem as a standard 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG): it is limited in time. A standard ECG captures 10 seconds of the heart’s electrical activity while a standard EEG captures perhaps 10 to 20 minutes of the brain’s electrical activity. While these studies have their respective places…

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Reusable EEG Electrodes May Put Patients at Risk of Infection

Reusable electroencephalographic (EEG) electrodes are under investigation as a potential source of hospital-acquired infection (HAI). Because the traditional EEG procedure involves abrasion of the skin, EEG electrodes are considered semi-critical devices, which require sterilization or high-level disinfection. Inadequately cleaned reusable cup electrodes may harbor bacteria, blood, and microscopic epithelial cells. Indeed, a break in the…

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EEG For Sports Concussion Assessment

Concussion is an important and significant risk for young athletes Long gone are the days when athletes were encouraged to shake off a concussion and get back to play as soon as possible. With so many children and teens playing contact sports, concussion has rightfully become an important public health issue. The American Academy of…

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