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Epilepsy Res. 2010 Feb;88(2-3):179-82. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2009.11.001. Epub 2009 Dec 3.

Role of short-term out patient video electroencephalography in diagnosis of paroxysmal disorders.

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Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Assiut University Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

To distinguish epileptic seizures from non-epileptic paroxysmal events, we often use video electroencephalography (EEG) recording. Long-term video electroencephalography recording for inpatients is of good value, but, it necessitates much resources (financial and manpower). There is some evidence suggesting that short-term video EEG (STVEEG) is useful, but its role in practice has yet to be evaluated.

OBJECTIVE:

To assess the usefulness of STVEEG in the diagnosis of different paroxysmal disorders and classifying epilepsy if present.

METHODS:

Thirty sex patients had STVEEG recordings (for 2h) during a 15 months period.

RESULTS:

A diagnostic event was recorded in 21 of 36 (58.3%) within the first 2h of monitoring: PNES (n=11), epilepsy (n=5), and other paroxysmal disorders e.g. syncope, hemifacial spasm, movement disorder (n=5).

CONCLUSIONS:

STVEEG is a useful diagnostic technique in diagnosis of different paroxysmal disorders and it can be used as a successful screening test for saving other resources like prolonged inpatient video EEG recording.

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