How Much Time is Enough?
Stratus recently published data concerning the optimal duration of ambulatory video EEG recording based upon the timing of clinical events in a large nationwide database. We looked at pediatric, adult, and geriatric patients separately, and the full, peer-reviewed publication is now available on Epilepsia Open.
For adult and geriatric patients, there was a substantial incremental yield for each additional day of recording, with an additional 16-17% of patients experiencing events between 1 to 2 days, and an additional 6% between 2 to 3 days.
For pediatric patients, a wide majority of events were captured within the first day, but a substantial proportion of patients (12.9%) had events occur between 1 to 2 days.
The results of an analysis of more than 3,600 patient recordings indicate that a wide majority of events are captured by the end of the 3rd day of recording for all cohorts. Read more here https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/epi4.12517.