Chapter

Ambulatory Electroencephalography

Jeffrey R. Buchhalter

in Clinical Neurophysiology

Third edition

Published on behalf of © Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Published in print April 2009 | ISBN: 9780195385113
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322770 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195385113.003.0012

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Ambulatory Electroencephalography

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Ambulatory EEG (AEEG) can provide a cost-efficient means of recording prolonged, continuous EEG in the outpatient setting. The quality of digital systems is comparable to in-lab recording—number of available channels, sampling rate, frequency bandwidth, sharp transient/seizure detection algorithms, and the ability to reformat studies. AEEG is an effective technology to distinguish epileptic from non-epileptic events in addition to classification, quantification, and localization of seizures. Limitations of the technique are the inability to immediately secure loose electrodes and to decrease antiepileptic drugs without direct observation by EEG technologists and nursing personnel.

Chapter.  3630 words. 

Subjects: Neurology

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