What's new on EEG monitoring in the ICU.

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serval:BIB_A9F9197E19E5
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Letter (letter): Communication to the publisher.
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Publications
Institution
Title
What's new on EEG monitoring in the ICU.
Journal
Minerva anestesiologica
Author(s)
Rossetti A.O., Lee J.W.
ISSN
1827-1596 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0375-9393
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
Continuous video-EEG (cEEG, lasting hours to several days) is increasingly used in ICU patients, as it is more sensitive than routine video-EEG (rEEG, lasting 20-30 min) to detect seizures or status epilepticus, and allows more frequent changes in therapeutic regimens. However, cEEG is more resource-consuming, and its relationship to outcome compared to repeated rEEG has only been formally assessed very recently in a randomized controlled trial, which did not show any significant difference in terms of long-term mortality or functional outcome. Awaiting more refined trials, it seems therefore that using repeated rEEG in ICU patients may represent a reasonable alternative in resource-limited settings. Prolonged EEG has been used recently in patients with severe COVID-19 infection, the proportion of seizures seems albeit relatively low, and similar to ICU patients with medical conditions. As in any case a timely EEG recording is recommended in the ICU, r ecent technical developments may ease its use in clinical practice.
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15/03/2021 14:47
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19/03/2021 7:27
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