Adult Epilepsy by Gregory D. Cascino, Joseph I. Sirven

By Gregory D. Cascino, Joseph I. Sirven

Designed to supply a finished yet obtainable advent to epilepsy and seizure problems, grownup Epilepsy presents state of the art info in a concise layout worthy to a large viewers, from neurology citizens to epilepsy fellows and practitioners. This illustrated consultant to the evaluation, prognosis, and therapy of epilepsy is a worthwhile source allowing clinicians to stick on best of the most recent ideas for most sensible perform.

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Routine wake-and-sleep EEG A routine EEG performed for the evaluation of seizures should include a period of wakefulness, as well as sleep. The total recording period is typically 20–40 minutes, although longer recordings may be necessary to adequately assess the presence of IEDs. The guidelines established by the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society should be used for all recordings [23]. Electrodes should be placed according to the International 10–20 System, which usually provides adequate coverage.

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