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Video EEG

Peter Posted Fri 11th of November, 2011 17:47:54 PM

Does anyone know if it is a "guideline" that when we do video EEG's, do we have to be able to access the computer/video that is actually monitoring the patient from a remote site?

SuperCoder Answered Fri 11th of November, 2011 22:48:20 PM

All Relevant Info related to Video EEG's
1. Telemetry is the neurophysiologic technique that allows remote EEG recording at a distance from the patient. It is most commonly performed with cable methods. On-line computer analysis routinely provides automated seizure and spike detection alogorhithms in addition to pushbutton event recorders to eliminate problems of failed identification.
2. Digital EEG has provided reapid review of condesnsed data montage reformatting , onsite and remote review, and improved storage.
3. Video-EEG:
a.It is a long-term monitoring for electroclinical correlation of spells performed for varying durations of time, usually long enough to ensure capture of several of the habitual seizures to ensure reproductivity of the outpatient events. Ancillary testing (i.e., ictal SPECT or provocation) makes inpatient Video-EEG flexible with the potential for a higher yield of information, which is especially important during presurgical evaluation, thought outpatient computer-assisted ambulatory monitoring with/without video for differential diagnosis may be more cost-effective.
b. Video-EEG is critical for the presurgical evaluation of patients with medically intractable epilepsy given that localization of the epileptogenic zone may have diagnostic as well as prognostic implications.

Peter Posted Fri 11th of November, 2011 23:12:19 PM

I understand what a Video EEG is. I am trying to find out if it is a requirement that we must be able to access the computer from a remote site that is actually monitoring the patient.

SuperCoder Answered Sat 12th of November, 2011 03:35:47 AM

At present day technology, you will be able to access the computer from a remote site for monitoring the patient from your side as a physician.

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