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Pragmatic guidance for EEG interpretation by David Semple

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By David Semple

This short textual content is a initial try to compile invaluable and sensible information on analyzing EEGs within the context of ECT. With a wealth of unique EEG illustrations from real ECT classes, the reader is guided via a practical method of the selection of even if a transparent seizure has happened.

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5 in Section 3). The second is measured once the patient is fully anaesthetized just before ECT stimulation. The second baseline trace ensures that any EEG changes due to patient factors, technical issues, and anaesthetic agents are noted prior to treatment so that a meaningful comparison can be made when establishing the end of seizure activity and evidence of postictal suppression. 2 (a) Baseline when patient awake (b) Patient under anaesthesia (c) Therapeutic seizure with clear suppression (note in phase 4 the trace ends abruptly with no slowing) Hint 2 - If in doubt, play it out It is a useful practice to allow the EEG to continue to run if there is any concern that the seizure may not have fully terminated.

When suppression renders the trace almost completely flat there is little doubt that the seizure has ended however unfortunately, in practice, this is rarely unequivocally. Sometimes the seizure ends so gradually that discerning a discrete end point is highly subjective. The cynic would say that to be absolutely sure the patient would need to be monitored forever. The first example illustrates this well. 1 (a) Baseline trace (b) Treatment given (c) A lot of mixed frequency activity is seen (d) No dominant frequency emerges and the seizure quality is poor (e) Continuing the trace appears to show that seizure activity keeps going (f) And going… (g) And going – however the treating doctor has decided the seizure is finished and stops the recording at 69 seconds (h) Taking an overview of the EEG trace shows the endpoint more clearly (compare baseline activity in (a) to activity in (d) - (g) to see if you agree) Hint 1 – Establish a meaningful baseline The above example illustrates the importance of establishing a baseline and good clinical practice is to make two recordings.

The first example illustrates this well. 1 (a) Baseline trace (b) Treatment given (c) A lot of mixed frequency activity is seen (d) No dominant frequency emerges and the seizure quality is poor (e) Continuing the trace appears to show that seizure activity keeps going (f) And going… (g) And going – however the treating doctor has decided the seizure is finished and stops the recording at 69 seconds (h) Taking an overview of the EEG trace shows the endpoint more clearly (compare baseline activity in (a) to activity in (d) - (g) to see if you agree) Hint 1 – Establish a meaningful baseline The above example illustrates the importance of establishing a baseline and good clinical practice is to make two recordings.

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