In this case study, Dr. Ambica Tumkur presents the patient history of a 39-year-old woman with no known seizures or history of seizures.  The patient complains of migraine headaches and episodes involving déjà vu, nausea and staring spells 6-7 times per week.

Physician suspects the cause is seizures and prescribes an AED. Although the AED reduced the frequency of events down to 1-2 times every 2-3 months, it does not stop them. Further testing was considered and a prolonged EEG study was ordered.  

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  • Patient was given the option between inpatient EMU study or in-home video EEG study of the same duration and data capture. (Patient qualified for the in-home study because her seizures were not provoked by medication reduction.)
  • How the patient saved a significant amount of money by choosing the in-home option.
  • The frequency of events that the in-home video EEG captured.
  • Diagnostic yield confirmed physician’s suspicion of temporal lobe epilepsy and an accurate diagnosis was achieved.
  • In-home EEG justified the order of an MRI which revealed a lesion in right temporal region and lesionectomy consultation was scheduled.

RSC firmly believes in the use of in-home video EEG and this case study reinforces that it offers a superior, more convenient and more efficient alternative for diagnostic cases where the provocation of seizures is not required.