Only a portion of these patients routine EEG or continuous EEG evaluation was forwarded.

The investigators reviewed the records of more than 950 cerebral hemorrhage and hematoma patients consecutively admitted to the ICU over a period of more than three years. Only a portion of these patients routine EEG or continuous EEG evaluation was forwarded. Seizures in 25 percent of patients, bleeding. Evaluated, detected no significant difference in no significant difference in seizure activity among the various types of intracranial bleeding.

Continuous EEG detected seizure activity in a much higher %age of patients than routine EEG. Epileptic activity in almost all cases was sub-clinical and compatible with a diagnosis of continuous seizure activity . – Investigator Jeffrey M. Politsky, and colleagues report that the fact that 700 patients shows with cerebral hemorrhage not undergo EEG evaluation that the diagnosis of subclinical seizures in more than 200 cases have been missed Missing diagnosis of subclinical seizures could. Patient outcome patient outcome.‘with permission of It can total Kaiser Daily HealthPolicyMonitor view Report. Search the archives or sign up for mail service in Kaiser Daily Health policy coverage from strongly committed kaiser network a free service of of The Henry J. Published Kaiser Family Foundation 2005 Advisory Board Company and Kaiser Family Foundation, All rights.