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Sudhir Datar
Status epilepticus (SE) is a medical emergency and presents with either a continuous prolonged seizure or multiple seizures without full recovery of consciousness in between them. The goals of treatment are prompt recognition, early seizure termination, and simultaneous evaluation for any potentially treatable cause. Improved understanding of the pathophysiology has led to a more practical definition. New data have emerged regarding the safety and efficacy of alternative agents, which are increasingly used in the management of these patients...
April 2018: Neurosurgery Clinics of North America
Somayeh B Shafiei, Ahmed Aly Hussein, Sarah Feldt Muldoon, Khurshid A Guru
Mutual trust is important in surgical teams, especially in robot-assisted surgery (RAS) where interaction with robot-assisted interface increases the complexity of relationships within the surgical team. However, evaluation of trust between surgeons is challenging and generally based on subjective measures. Mentor-Trainee trust was defined as assessment of mentor on trainee's performance quality and approving trainee's ability to continue performing the surgery. Here, we proposed a novel method of objectively assessing mentor-trainee trust during RAS based on patterns of brain activity of surgical mentor observing trainees...
February 26, 2018: Scientific Reports
Jose L Contreras-Vidal, Magdo Bortole, Fangshi Zhu, Kevin Nathan, Anusha Venkatakrishnan, Gerard E Francisco, Rogelio Soto, Jose L Pons
OBJECTIVE: Advancements in robot-assisted gait rehabilitation and brain-machine interfaces (BMI) may enhance stroke physiotherapy by engaging patients while providing information about robot-induced cortical adaptations. We investigate the feasibility of decoding walking from brain activity in stroke survivors during therapy using a powered exoskeleton integrated with an electroencephalography (EEG)-based BMI. DESIGN: The H2 powered exoskeleton was designed for overground gait training with actuated hip, knee and ankle joints...
February 23, 2018: American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Brandy B Ma, Emily L Johnson, Eva K Ritzl
INTRODUCTION: Neurocritical care units commonly implement the double-distance reduced EEG montage in postoperative neurosurgic patients who have structural barriers that hinder the placement of a standard 10-20 system array. Despite its widespread use, its sensitivity has not been adequately addressed. We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of this montage for seizure detection. METHODS: One hundred fifty-five full-montage continuous EEGs (cEEGs) completed in the Johns Hopkins University neurocritical care unit containing unequivocal electrographic seizures, status epilepticus, or other abnormalities were selected, comprising 73 ictal and 82 nonictal EEGs...
February 21, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Nathan J Stevenson, Sampsa Vanhatalo
Neonatal seizures are widely considered a neurological emergency with a need for prompt treatment, yet they are known to present a highly elusive target for bedside clinicians. Recent studies have suggested that the design of a neonatal seizure treatment trial will profoundly influence the sample size, which may readily increase to hundreds or even thousands as the achieved effect size diminishes to clinical irrelevance. The self-limiting and rapidly resolving nature of neonatal seizures diminishes the measurable treatment effect every hour after seizure onset and any effect may potentially be confused with spontaneous resolution, precluding the value of many observational studies...
February 12, 2018: Seminars in Fetal & Neonatal Medicine
Ildikó Nagy, Dániel Fabó
Neurophysiological methods are gaining ground in the diagnosis and therapy of cerebrovascular disease. While the role of the EEG (electroencephalography) in the diagnosis of post-stroke epilepsy is constant, quantitative EEG para-meters, as new indicators of early efficiency after thrombolysis or in prognosis of patient's condition have proved their effectiveness in several clinical studies. In intensive care units, continuous EEG monitoring of critically ill patients became part of neurointenzive care protocols...
January 30, 2018: Ideggyógyászati Szemle
Nicholas West, Paul B McBeth, Sonia M Brodie, Klaske van Heusden, Sarah Sunderland, Guy A Dumont, Donald E G Griesdale, J Mark Ansermino, Matthias Görges
Sedation in the intensive care unit (ICU) is challenging, as both over- and under-sedation are detrimental. Current methods of assessment, such as the Richmond Agitation Sedation Scale (RASS), are measured intermittently and rely on patients' behavioral response to stimulation, which may interrupt sleep/rest. A non-stimulating method for continuous sedation monitoring may be beneficial and allow more frequent assessment. Processed electroencephalography (EEG) monitors have not been routinely adopted in the ICU...
February 20, 2018: Journal of Clinical Monitoring and Computing
Goded Shahaf, Uri Nitzan, Galit Erez, Shlomo Mendelovic, Yuval Bloch
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) involves characteristic electroencephalographic (EEG) activity. We developed a single-channel EEG marker for attention: the Brain Engagement Index (BEI'). In this study, we evaluated the use of BEI' for distinguishing between ADHD patients and controls, and for monitoring the effect of pharmacological treatment on ADHD patients. The BEI' values of 20 ADHD patients and 10 controls were measured using a 1-min auditory oddball paradigm and a continuous performance test (CPT) task...
2018: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
Xianghong Arakaki, Michael Shoga, Lianyang Li, George Zouridakis, Thao Tran, Alfred N Fonteh, Jessica Dawlaty, Robert Goldweber, Janice M Pogoda, Michael G Harrington
Diagnosing and monitoring recovery of patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) is challenging because of the lack of objective, quantitative measures. Diagnosis is based on description of injuries often not witnessed, subtle neurocognitive symptoms, and neuropsychological testing. Since working memory (WM) is at the center of cognitive functions impaired in mTBI, this study was designed to define objective quantitative electroencephalographic (qEEG) measures of WM processing that may correlate with cognitive changes associated with acute mTBI...
2018: PloS One
Nicholas S Abend, Rui Xiao, Sudha Kilaru Kessler, Alexis A Topjian
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether EEG background characteristics remain stable across discrete time periods during the acute period after resuscitation from pediatric cardiac arrest. METHODS: Children resuscitated from cardiac arrest underwent continuous conventional EEG monitoring. The EEG was scored in 12-hour epochs for up to 72 hours after return of circulation by an electroencephalographer using a Background Category with 4 levels (normal, slow-disorganized, discontinuous/burst-suppression, or attenuated-featureless) or 2 levels (normal/slow-disorganized or discontinuous/burst-suppression/attenuated-featureless)...
February 13, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Nicholas S Abend, Douglas J Wiebe, Rui Xiao, Shavonne L Massey, Mark Fitzgerald, France Fung, Alexis A Topjian
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine whether conventional standardized EEG features could be consolidated into a more limited number of factors and whether the derived factor scores changed during the acute period after pediatric cardiac arrest. METHODS: Children resuscitated after cardiac arrest underwent conventional continuous EEG monitoring. The EEG was scored in 12-hour epochs for up to 72-hours after return of circulation by an electroencephalographer using standardized critical care EEG terminology...
February 12, 2018: Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology: Official Publication of the American Electroencephalographic Society
Mark S Wainwright
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: All critical care is directed at maintaining brain health, but recognizing neurologic complications of critical illness in children is difficult, and limited data exist to guide practice. This article discusses an approach to the recognition and management of seizures, stroke, and cardiac arrest as complications of other critical illnesses in the pediatric intensive care unit. RECENT FINDINGS: Convulsive and nonconvulsive seizures occur frequently in children after cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury and during extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
February 2018: Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology
Ajay Goenka, Alexis Boro, Elissa Yozawitz
PURPOSE: To assess the sensitivity of Persyst version 12 QEEG spectrograms to detect focal, focal with secondarily generalized, and generalized onset seizures. METHODS: A cohort of 562 seizures from 58 patients was analyzed. Successive recordings with 2 or more seizures during continuous EEG monitoring for clinical indications in the ICU or EMU between July 2016 and January 2017 were included. Patient ages ranged from 5 to 64 years (mean = 36 years). There were 125 focal seizures, 187 secondarily generalized and 250 generalized seizures from 58 patients analyzed...
January 25, 2018: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
Jolien Haesen, Ward Eertmans, Cornelia Genbrugge, Ingrid Meex, Jelle Demeestere, Margot Vander Laenen, Willem Boer, Dieter Mesotten, Jo Dens, Frank Jans, Ludovic Ernon, Cathy De Deyne
AIMS: We aimed to validate retrospectively the accuracy of simplified electroencephalography (EEG) monitoring derived from the bispectral index (BIS) monitor in post-cardiac arrest (CA) patients. METHODS: Successfully resuscitated CA patients were transferred to the Catherization Lab followed by percutaneous coronary intervention when indicated. On arrival at the coronary care unit, bilateral BIS monitoring was started and continued up to 72 h. Raw simplified EEG tracings were extracted from the BIS monitor at a time point coinciding with the registration of standard EEG monitoring...
February 1, 2018: Resuscitation
Do-Hyung Kim, Hye-Hoon Kang, Minjung Kim, Tae-Won Yang, Oh-Young Kwon, Jung Sook Yeom, Bong Su Kang, Yong Hwan Kim, Young-Soo Kim
Therapeutic hypothermia (TH) has rarely been utilized as an adjunct to anticonvulsants in treating patients with refractory convulsive status epilepticus (CSE). However, determining the effectiveness of TH in CSE is difficult due to the unavoidable use of sedative drugs to manage hypothermia. Additionally, the effectiveness of TH has not been studied in patients with refractory non-convulsive status epilepticus (NCSE). Here, we report the successful use of TH without additional sedative drugs in a patient with temporal lobe epilepsy and refractory NCSE...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
Lia Aquino, Christopher Y Kang, Megan Y Harada, Ara Ko, Amy Do-Nguyen, Eric J Ley, Daniel R Margulies, Rodrigo F Alban
Severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) is associated with increased risk for early clinical and subclinical seizures. The use of continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) monitoring after TBI allows for identification and treatment of seizures that may otherwise occur undetected. Benefits of "routine" cEEG after TBI remain controversial. We examined the rate of subclinical seizures identified by cEEG in TBI patients admitted to a Level I trauma center. We analyzed a cohort of trauma patients with moderate to severe TBI (head Abbreviated Injury Score ≥3) who received cEEG within seven days of admission between October 2011 and May 2015...
December 1, 2017: American Surgeon
Natalie Kreitzer, Maggie Huynh, Brandon Foreman
Benign meningiomas uncommonly lead to significant cerebral edema, with only a few cases previously reported in the medical literature. The present study describes the case of a 49-year-old female who had a meningioma resection. She subsequently developed malignant cerebral edema and had episodes that were initially concerning for seizure activity. However, transient blood flow changes concerning for intracranial pressure (ICP) crises, were demonstrated on electroencephalogram (EEG) as well as noninvasive cerebral blood flow monitoring...
January 12, 2018: Brain Sciences
Ying Gu, Evy Cleeren, Jonathan Dan, Kasper Claes, Wim Van Paesschen, Sabine Van Huffel, Borbála Hunyadi
A wearable electroencephalogram (EEG) device for continuous monitoring of patients suffering from epilepsy would provide valuable information for the management of the disease. Currently no EEG setup is small and unobtrusive enough to be used in daily life. Recording behind the ear could prove to be a solution to a wearable EEG setup. This article examines the feasibility of recording epileptic EEG from behind the ear. It is achieved by comparison with scalp EEG recordings. Traditional scalp EEG and behind-the-ear EEG were simultaneously acquired from 12 patients with temporal, parietal, or occipital lobe epilepsy...
December 23, 2017: Sensors
Prashant Natteru, Chintan Rupareliya, Xiangping Zhou, Pradeep C Bollu
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), an increasingly prevalent sleep disorder, has been extensively studied in both clinical and scientific settings. In most cases, the diagnosis of sleep apnea is straightforward with patients having symptoms of snoring, choking or gasping for air while asleep and witnessed apneas. However, sleep apnea is known to present in some unusual ways. We present a case of a 61-year-old male, with recently diagnosed obstructive sleep apnea (currently not on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)) and a history of seizure-like events since the age of 18 years, who came to the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) for spell characterization of his frequent seizure-like episodes...
October 24, 2017: Curēus
Thea Radüntz
One goal of advanced information and communication technology is to simplify work. However, there is growing consensus regarding the negative consequences of inappropriate workload on employee's health and the safety of persons. In order to develop a method for continuous mental workload monitoring, we implemented a task battery consisting of cognitive tasks with diverse levels of complexity and difficulty. We conducted experiments and registered the electroencephalogram (EEG), performance data, and the NASA-TLX questionnaire from 54 people...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
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