What is the accuracy of computerized seizure detection of neonatal electroencephalogram (EEG)?

Updated: Nov 08, 2018
  • Author: Samuel Koszer, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Computerized seizure detection in newborns recently has been described with seizure detection rates at greater than 70% accuracy, with a false detection rate of 1.7/hour. A confirmatory study revealed similar findings. This may be a helpful tool in long-term monitoring of the newborn. Investigations into the nonlinear dynamics of neonatal EEG suggest different measurable levels of complexity of activity during different stages of sleep and with maturation. This may aid in state and maturation classification. [6]


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