The diagnostic value of reduced electroencephalography in identifying seizures

Takeaway

  • Reduced electroencephalography (EEG) may be a positive alternative to the traditional EEG system, and previous results finding reduced EEG of less value in detecting seizures may simply be due to incorrect study design.

Why this matters

  • The traditional EEG has been in place since 1958, and due to its complexity requires trained healthcare providers and marked financial resource.

  • This study highlights the ability and accuracy of the reduced EEG method, which uses a smaller number of electrodes, making it a potentially more usable system in a wider range of settings.