24h Video-EEG Unit
Teamleader : A. Dinopoulos, Assist. Prof of Child Neurology
AM Tsirouda, RN, Msc, PhD©, EEG Tech
Outpatient Clinic: 2ndFloor, Attikon University Hospital, 3rd Pediatrics
Every Wednesday and Friday 08.30am-13.30p.m (with the exception of Hospital Duty Days)
Monday-Friday: 210.5832228 8—10a.m.
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Tel: 210.5832228 8—10a.m. for routine and sleep deprived EEGs
The long-term and 24h video-EEGs are held after assessment in the outpatient Child Epilepsy Department.
The purposes of the 24h video-EEG monitoring Unit include:
- A thorough epilepsy evaluation in infants, children and teenagers and its differential diagnosis of other paroxysmal conditions pretending epilepsy.
- The assessment of children and teenagers with drug resistant epilepsy, so as the further surgical treatment is achievable.
- The diagnosis of sleep disorder.
Our patients go through a continuous video-EEG monitoring with a digital longterm video-EEG system. Scalp electrodes are applied on them according to the 10-20 international placement system; ECG, electroculogram and myograph electrodes are also used. In children with drug resistant epilepsy, the monitoring is conducted after gradual reduction of their antiepileptic drug treatment.
As far as sleep disorders are concerned more parameters like limbs’ movements, breathing movements (chest and abdominal), oxygen saturation and pCO2 are monitored.
The monitoring are reviewed and studied throughout their duration, both in alert and in sleep using longitudinal, transverse and referential montages.