Evaluating the use of prolonged video-EEG monitoring to assess future seizure risk and fitness to drive

  title={Evaluating the use of prolonged video-EEG monitoring to assess future seizure risk and fitness to drive},
  author={Jordan T Kamel and Britt Christensen and Morris Odell and Wendyl J. D’Souza and Mark J. Cook},
  journal={Epilepsy \& Behavior},

Role of short-term video electroencephalogram in monitoring seizure diagnosis

The present study aimed to assess the benefit of Short-term video EEG monitoring in the diagnosis of patients with seizure disorders and recruited 80 patients from epilepsy clinic at Cairo University Hospital with the following inclusion criteria.

Computer-assisted EEG diagnostic review for idiopathic generalized epilepsy

It is shown that computer-assisted review can increase the speed and accuracy of EEG assessment and has the potential to greatly improve therapeutic outcomes, and state-of-the-art performance for detecting epileptic activity from clinical EEG is shown.

EEG correlates of seizure freedom in genetic generalized epilepsies

Higher densities and longer durations of epileptiform discharges may be retrospectively associated with a shorter duration of self-reported seizure freedom, indicating that EEG can potentially be used as a biomarker of prognosis in GGE.

First Seizure While Driving (FSWD) — An Underestimated Phenomenon?

FSWD often lead to accidents, which occur less if preceded by simple partial seizures, and it is still speculative if complex visuo-motor tasks required while driving play a role in this scenario.

Brainwaves beyond diagnosis: Wider applications of electroencephalography in idiopathic generalized epilepsy

The need for longer recordings of EEG, particularly 24‐h ambulatory EEG, to capture discharges reflecting circadian and sleep–wake cycle‐associated variations for wider EEG applications in IGE is emphasized.

Driving status of patients with generalized spike–wave on EEG but no clinical seizures



Focal Seizures and EEG: Prognostic Considerations

The EEG, especially by its first or second record, can predict well the probable future of the uncontrolled patient, so that extraordinary means may be instituted early to avoid a deteriorating condition.

Sleep deprivation, epilepsy and the ability to operate a motor vehicle.

In persons with suspected and clinically obscure cerebral attacks, as well as in persons with known seizure disorder but seizure-free for several years, the EEG after sleep deprivation must be regarded as a highly informative test which may crucially influence the decision.

Evaluating the Utility of Inpatient Video‐EEG Monitoring

This work sought to assess the proportion of patients for whom the preadmission diagnosis and management were altered after inpatient VEM of patients admitted for diagnostic and presurgical evaluation of seizure disorders.

EEG and Other Early Predictors of Epilepsy Remission: A Community Study

FYSF occurred in high proportion of even those persons whose history, clinical examination, or EEG findings placed them in a less favorable stratum of one or more predictors, although informative about group experience, these predictors are weak clinical discriminators, singly or in a set.

[Significance of the EEG for the prognosis of therapy in adult epileptic patients].

The importance of EEG findings regarding prognosis of therapy and relapses of epilepsies is controversally discussed in the literature, and as a distinctly unfavourable sign proved the combination of generalized and focal epileptiform pattern.

Risk factors for seizure-related motor vehicle crashes in patients with epilepsy

Seizur-free intervals, the presence of reliable auras, AED therapy modifications, and a history of nonseizure-induced crashes should be considered when counseling patients with epilepsy on driving and when formulating driving regulatory policy.