PNES: Not Everything That Shakes is a Seizure
Some patients exhibit behaviors that at first glance appear to be seizure related. However, there can be other causes and driving factors that result in these real symptoms and behaviors. Psychogenic non-epileptic seizures (PNES) can be easily misdiagnosed and are often misunderstood and therefore treated incorrectly.
Dr. Selim Benbadis, Director of the University of South Florida /Tampa General Hospital Comprehensive Epilepsy Program reviews current approaches to assessing patients experiencing “seizures” that are not generated from electrical activity in the brain and addresses several questions:
- What is the incidence rate and when to suspect PNES?
- What are the symptoms and how to diagnose PNES?
- What are treatment options for PNES?
Epilepsy Care in the Time of COVID-19
Dr. Hiba Haider, an Epileptologist from Emory Healthcare, covers the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has had, and continues to have, on the delivery of healthcare to patients with epilepsy and other seizure disorders, with an emphasis on approaches to assessment and management in the critical care environment as well as alternatives to inpatient EMU testing.
CEEG in the ICU – Impact on Outcomes
In this 50-minute free webinar, Dr. Sahar Zafar, a Neurointensivist and Clinical Neurophysiologist, presents current information on the impact of Continuous EEG Monitoring on the functional outcomes of critically ill patients and guidelines for its use.
Neurologic Impact of COVID-19 and EEG
In this recorded 25-minute webinar, Dr. Dona Kim Murphy, Director of Scientific Affairs for CortiCare, presents recent information on the impact on the brain of COVID-19 and how EEG monitoring helps assess patients in critical care.
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