Findings from A. Bastani and Co-Authors in the Area of Telemedicine Reported (Screening electroencephalograms are feasible in the emergency department)
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research, "Study patients had a screening EEG in the ED, but the emergency physician and patient were blinded to the results of the EEG so that neither patient care nor disposition were affected by inclusion in the study. A total of 227 patients were enrolled, with a mean age of 56 years. EEG quality was acceptable, i.e. a screening interpretation was able to be provided, in 208 of 227 cases (92%). The EEG interpretation was normal in 65%, identified generalized or focal slowing in 24% and identified sub-clinical epileptiform activity in 12% of patients."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Screening EEGs performed in the ED are feasible, can be acquired with acceptable quality, and may identify sub-clinical seizure activity in a significant number of patients."
For more information on this research see: Screening electroencephalograms are feasible in the emergency department.
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