Sixty Day Continuous Use of Subdermal Wire Electrodes for EEG Monitoring During Treatment of Status Epilepticus
- Gabriel U. MartzAffiliated withFE Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of Virginia Email author
- , Christina HucekAffiliated withFE Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of Virginia
- , Mark QuiggAffiliated withFE Dreifuss Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, Department of Neurology, University of Virginia
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Use of continuous EEG in the ICU setting is increasing. The EEG electrode continues to be a weak link in the chain from recording to interpretation. The technical difficulties of maintaining artifact-free, low impedance data collection are magnified by the ICU environment and prolonged duration of monitoring often required for these patients.
We describe a case demonstrating the longest reported continuous use of subdermal wire electrodes.
Subdermal wire electrodes offer a safe method to overcome technical challenges while maintaining high-recording quality. Their advantages and disadvantages are considered in specific circumstances and in comparison to other electrode types.
KeywordsContinuous EEG Neurologic critical care EEG electrodes Status epilepticus
- Sixty Day Continuous Use of Subdermal Wire Electrodes for EEG Monitoring During Treatment of Status Epilepticus
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- May 2009
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- Continuous EEG
- Neurologic critical care
- EEG electrodes
- Status epilepticus
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