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Clinical utility of EEG in diagnosing and monitoring epilepsy in adults

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  • W. O. Tatum, Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida
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  • G. Rubboli, University of Copenhagen
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  • P. W. Kaplan, Johns Hopkins University Hospital
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  • S. M. Mirsatari, University of Western Ontario
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  • K. Radhakrishnan, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences India
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  • D. Gloss, CAMC Department of Neurology
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  • L. O. Caboclo, Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein
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  • F. W. Drislane, Harvard University
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  • M. Koutroumanidis, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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  • D. L. Schomer, Harvard University
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  • D. Kastelijn-Nolst Trenite, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, Sapienza University of Rome
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  • Mark Cook, University Melbourne
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  • S. Beniczky

Electroencephalography (EEG) remains an essential diagnostic tool for people with epilepsy (PWE). The International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology produces new guidelines as an educational service for clinicians to address gaps in knowledge in clinical neurophysiology. The current guideline was prepared in response to gaps present in epilepsy-related neurophysiological assessment and is not intended to replace sound clinical judgement in the care of PWE. Furthermore, addressing specific pathophysiological conditions of the brain that produce epilepsy is of primary importance though is beyond the scope of this guideline. Instead, our goal is to summarize the scientific evidence for the utility of EEG when diagnosing and monitoring PWE.

Original languageEnglish
JournalClinical Neurophysiology
Pages (from-to)1056-1082
Number of pages27
Publication statusPublished - May 2018

    Research areas

  • EEG, Epilepsy, Epileptiform, Guideline, Seizure

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