EEG is an essential clinical tool: Pro and con

Nathan B. Fountain, John M. Freeman

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Abstract

The authors debate whether routine EEG is an essential clinical tool for evaluation of a first seizure. One author suggests that because of the positive predictive value of interictal spikes for seizure recurrence, the EEG is a useful tool. The other author argues that since many clinicians would not treat after a single seizure, even if the EEG were abnormal, the EEG is not essential. Both authors agree that the EEG should only be ordered with forethought to answer a specific question.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-25
Number of pages3
JournalEpilepsia
Volume47
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2006

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Electroencephalography
Seizures
Epilepsy
Recurrence

Keywords

  • EEG
  • Epilepsy
  • Seizure
  • Sensitivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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EEG is an essential clinical tool : Pro and con. / Fountain, Nathan B.; Freeman, John M.

In: Epilepsia, Vol. 47, No. SUPPL. 1, 10.2006, p. 23-25.

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Fountain, NB & Freeman, JM 2006, 'EEG is an essential clinical tool: Pro and con', Epilepsia, vol. 47, no. SUPPL. 1, pp. 23-25. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1528-1167.2006.00655.x
Fountain, Nathan B. ; Freeman, John M. / EEG is an essential clinical tool : Pro and con. In: Epilepsia. 2006 ; Vol. 47, No. SUPPL. 1. pp. 23-25.
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