Improving safety outcomes in the epilepsy monitoring unit
Previous reports evaluating the automated detector used by Embrace have always relied on data from epilepsy monitoring units
(EMUs), where it achieved sensitivity scores ranging from 92% to 100% and 0.15-2.02 false alarms per day in detecting convulsive seizures.
This edition has new cases and questions and a revised user interface, as well as a new module on quantitative EEG trending and seizure detection that includes a didactic section on the technology and how findings are interpreted and cases from the ICU, epilepsy monitoring unit
, and ambulatory settings.
and Elaine McCarty South Tower, houses 72 beds, an epilepsy monitoring unit
, and several family-centered play and lounge areas.
Anderson, director of the epilepsy monitoring unit
at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, discussed a cohort of 32 patients, all of whom were good surgical candidates and who underwent an intensive, year-long presurgical evaluation.
Because of these limitations, and in preparation for epilepsy surgery, all patients undergo 24 hour video EEG monitoring in a designated epilepsy monitoring unit
, often after their medications have been tapered so as to provoke seizure activity.
Abbreviations: AED = antiepileptic drug, APOE = apolipoprotein E, CBZ = carbamazepine, CPSE = complex partial status epilepticus, CT = computed tomography, DOD = Department of Defense, EEG = electroencephalography, EMU = epilepsy monitoring unit
, GABA = gamma-aminobutyric acid, LOC = loss of consciousness, MRI = magnetic resonance imaging, OIF/OEF = Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom, PB = phenobarbital, PET = positron emission tomography, PHT = phenytoin, PTE = posttraumatic epilepsy, PTSD = posttraumatic stress disorder, TBI = traumatic brain injury, VA = Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA = Veterans Health Administration, VISN = Veterans Integrated Service Network, VPA = valproic acid.
This will be especially beneficial to Cook Children's epilepsy patients, extending the diagnostic power of the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit
Aquestive Therapeutics completed a pharmacokinetic epilepsy monitoring unit
study demonstrating that its investigational diazepam buccal film, tentatively named Libervant, provides comparable bioavailability whether administered between seizures or during and shortly after seizures in adult patients with poorly controlled tonic-clonic seizures or focal seizures with impaired awareness.
This was an interventional, prospective pilot study using a convenience sample of 12 parents (aged 18 years and above) of pediatric patients who had been admitted for Phase I monitoring into an inpatient pediatric epilepsy monitoring unit
(EMU) for extended video EEG.
They collected data from 21 patients who were in the epilepsy monitoring unit
at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center between September 2012 and May 2014.
In clinical practice, in order to determine the focus, iEEG recordings are obtained from the patient for prolonged periods (days) in a properly suited iEEG recording environment, the epilepsy monitoring unit
(EMU), until a number of the patient's typical seizures are captured in scalp EEG (phase I) or iEEG (phase II) recordings.