Current Evidence on Optimal Time Interval for Performing an Initial EEG in Patients with Presumed New-Onset Unprovoked Seizures

Nishad Shaheid, Ping Li

Department of Neurology, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, University at Buffalo/SUNY, Buffalo, NY, USA

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Electroencephalogram (EEG) has played an important role in the diagnosis, classification and management of seizures. As with any neurodiagnostic evaluation tool, it is imperative to study it under various conditions in order to obtain optimal working parameters. Current guidelines on the ideal time frame in which to perform an initial EEG following an unprovoked seizure have been vague, and it is acknowledged that further studies are needed. This review aims to analyze studies with time recorded between seizure episode and EEG, and summarize the updated evidence on an optimal time frame for performing EEGs following the first unprovoked seizure.

Journal of Nature and Science (JNSCI), 3(1):e299, 2017

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