The application of EEG monitoring in NCUs can be used to detect epileptiform activity, determine the degree of brain injury, guide treatment, and predict prognosis.
qEEG analysis is recommended to predict preclinical vasospasms or DCI in SAH patients (Recommendation Level C) *EEG monitoring is recommended as a confirmatory test for the diagnosis of BD (Recommendation Level A) *qEEG is recommended to predict the prognosis of patients in a VS (Recommendation Level B) *Not all patients in NCUs require EEG monitoring.
Video EEG is more helpful for the synchronous recording of patients with clinical seizures.[sup], The use and maintenance of EEG instruments in NCUs requires a dedicated responsible person to ensure appropriate, continuous operation.
The measure will cover the provision of long-term EU and local experts to support the National Co-ordinators and the NCUs
; short-term EU and local specialist expertise to meet the additional advisory needs of the National Co-ordinators; the training of NCU
permanent staff (languages, computers, project cycle management, etc); the provision of equipment and services essential for the NCU
's effective functioning and finally, as an interim solution, the provision of information services on the EU support programme.
Table 5 displays for Canada, France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States the 1980-90 rates of growth in: nominal health spending in national currency units (NCUs
); nominal and real (both health and GDP deflator adjusted) per capita health spending in NCUs
; nominal GDP in NCUs
; nominal and real per capita GDP in NCUs
; health care prices, GDP deflator, and excess health care inflation; and population.(7) Table 6 contains the nominal and real elasticities of per capita health spending relative to per capita GDP, respectively, for 1980-90, and the 1980-85 and 1985-90 subperiods.