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Repeating video/EEG monitoring: why and with what results?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20634145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prolonged video/EEG monitoring is the main activity of referral tertiary epilepsy centers. Occasionally, monitoring is repeated in the same patient, but this subgroup has not been specifically studied. The purpose of this study was to analyze repeated video/EEG monitoring. We reviewed all sessions of inpatient video/EEG monitoring performed over 3 years (2005-2008), and selected the ones that were repeated in the same patient. A total of 1063 video/EEG monitoring sessions were performed. Of these, 43 (4.0%) were "redos." The most common indication for repeat video/EEG monitoring was evidence of focal epilepsy with no recorded seizures, followed by normal interictal EEG with no recorded episodes. The second session answered the question in 35 (81%) cases, whereas the question remained unanswered in 8 (19%). The repeated session was useful in 35 (81%) cases.
Juan Muniz; Selim R Benbadis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-07-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Epilepsy & behavior : E&B     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1525-5069     ISO Abbreviation:  Epilepsy Behav     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-16     Completed Date:  2010-12-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100892858     Medline TA:  Epilepsy Behav     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, University of South Florida and Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electroencephalography / methods*
Epilepsy / diagnosis*,  physiopathology
Longitudinal Studies
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods*
Reproducibility of Results
Retrospective Studies
Videotape Recording / methods*

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