Journal article

Continuous EEG use and status epilepticus treatment in Australasia: a practice survey of Australian and New Zealand epileptologists.

Joshua Laing, Nicholas Lawn, Piero Perucca, Patrick Kwan, Terence J O'Brien

BMJ Neurology Open | BMJ | Published : 2020

Abstract

Objective: Continuous electroencephalography (cEEG) is increasingly used to detect non-convulsive seizures in critically ill patients but is not widely practised in Australasia. Use of cEEG is also influencing the management of status epilepticus (SE), which is rapidly evolving. We aimed to survey Australian and New Zealand cEEG use and current treatment of SE. Methods: A web-based survey was distributed to Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) members, between October and November 2019. Adult and paediatric neurologists/epileptologists with ESA membership involved in clinical epilepsy care and cEEG interpretation were invited to participate. Results: Thirty-five paediatric/adult epileptologis..

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