John Libbey Eurotext

The use of single bipolar scalp derivation for the detection of ictal events during long-term EEG monitoring Volume 19, issue 3, September 2017

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Authors
1 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Heemstede
2 University of Twente, MIRA-Institute for Biomedical Technology and Technical Medicine, Enschede
3 Present address: Department of Biomedical Engineering, Maastricht University, Maastricht
4 Academic Neurosurgical Center Amsterdam, Free University Medical Center - VUmc Campus, Amsterdam
5 Present address: Department of Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and MEG, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
* Correspondence: Evelien E. Geertsema Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Location “Meer & Bosch”, Research Department, P.O. Box 540, 2130 AM Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

Aim

Epilepsy is difficult to diagnose using routine EEG recordings of short duration in patients who have low seizure frequency. Long-term EEG may be useful but is impractical in an out-of-hospital setting. We investigated whether single-channel scalp EEG placed behind the earlobe is suitable for seizure identification during prolonged EEG monitoring.