William O. Tatum March 23, 2019

There is currently underutilization of ambulatory techniques in evaluating patients with episodic neurological, in addition to non-neurological conditions [1]. Prior reports comparing routine EEG with ambulatory EEG (aEEG) is often more informative for optimal seizure identification [2,3]. Furthermore, outpatient aEEG monitoring has been shown to be less expensive than inpatient 24-hour video-EEG monitoring (VEM), less restrictive to patients, and allows EEG recording in one’s natural environment with exposure to daily seizure triggers [3].… Read More...

Tanvir U. Syed, W. Curt LaFrance, Tobias Loddenkemper, Selim Benbadis, Jeremy D. Slater, Rima El-Atrache, Hashem AlBunni, Muhammad T. Khan, Sana Aziz, Nasser Y. Ali, Faraaz A. Khan, Amir Alnobani, Faraaz M. Hussain, Adam U. Syed, Mohamad Z. Koubeissi March 23, 2019

Despite cost, accessibility, and convenience advantages of diagnostic ambulatory video-EEG monitoring (AVEM) over inpatient VEM, some clinicians tend to favor inpatient VEM even when inpatient level-of-care may not be medically needed, mainly because of two concerns, one practical and another technical.… Read More...

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