Webinar: The Neurological Impact of COVID-19 and How EEG Can Help

    Register Here    *Please be patient, the link may process slowly* Thursday, December 10th  –  3:00 pm Eastern  /  2:00 pm Central   /  12:00 pm Pacific Plan to join us for this brief, informative & educational webinar to learn about the impact Covid-19 has had on neurologic abnormalities and how EEG is superior […]

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Update on the impact of COVID-19 on EEG activity

Reports from Wuhan and Lombardy early in this pandemic indicated that COVID-19 has a significant impact on the brain. In the acute period of SARS-CoV-2 infection, 34.6 % patients were observed to have neurological symptoms including stroke, headache, and seizures. Basic science studies on mechanism of viral entry and vascular involvement have corroborated these observations […]

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Long-Term Video-EEG Studies: EMU vs. In-Home

Patient being fitted with an EEG cap

Long-term EEG studies can take days or weeks to schedule and complete, and studies taking place in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) come with increased risk in today’s circumstances. The COVID-19 pandemic has tightened restrictions in hospitals everywhere. For many patients, (in particular, those who only require scalp EEGs and are not having their antiepileptic […]

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Home-centered EEG Services in the Time of COVID-19

With patients and potential patients across the country being advised to avoid hospitals and to cancel or delay elective procedures, telemedicine and other remote digital health services are being touted as alternative options. Unfortunately, some specialties are better suited than others for such an approach. And, as a result, some patients may be missing important diagnostic […]

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Resources & Recommendations for Neurodiagnostic Testing During COVID-19

ASET- The Neurodiagnostic Society Recently the American Society for Electrodiagnostic Technologists (ASET) published its recommendations on the appropriate infection control precautions to follow when providing needed diagnostic EEG procedures, assuming the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus causing the COVID-19 pandemic. We have a link below to the document. ASET has also made available, in pre-publication, […]

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ACNS Resources for Managing Requests for Neurodiagnostic Testing

Recently, the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society (ACNS) published a series of resources covering technologist safety, equipment cleaning, physician staffing and how to manage orders and requests for neurodiagnostic testing, including inpatient EEGs, elective monitoring of patients in the EMU and outpatient testing such as routine and ambulatory video-EEG studies. CortiCare has New EEG Solutions to […]

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New EEG Solutions for New Challenges

March 2020 New Challenges The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many clinicians and facilities to reassess priorities and the processes for delivering services.  This is clearly true in the healthcare segments that CortiCare serves, namely the evaluation and monitoring of patients suspected or at risk for seizures or other brain function complications from chronic or acute […]

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NEUROLOGICAL INVOLVEMENT WITH COVID-19: Consider Continuous EEG Monitoring in Some Patients

We want to emphasize to both adult and pediatric ICU providers that when patients present with severe respiratory compromise during the COVID-19 pandemic and are exhibiting impaired consciousness, brain monitoring may be in order.

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